In the 30th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup, Pakistan defeated Canada by 5-4 to qualify for the final.

In the ongoing 30th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, Pakistan has been unbeaten so far in the event and are leading the table with 10 points after four matches. Canada took a 2-0 lead in the first 17 minutes and put Pakistan on the back foot.

However, the Green Shirts made a brilliant comeback and won the match 5-4.


Abubakar Mahmood scored the first two goals for Pakistan to bring his team back into the game. For Pakistan, Arshad Liaquat, Rana Waheed Ashraf and Ghazanfar Ali also scored one goal each.

For Canada, Shaun Davies scored two while Harbir Sindhu and Ujoot Buttar scored one each.

If Japan defeats Malaysia later today, both Pakistan and Japan will qualify for the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024.