Pakistan Hockey Team Finally Receives Visas for Netherlands Tour

Pakistan Hockey Team

The Secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, Rana Mujahid, announced on Thursday that the national hockey team has successfully obtained visas for their upcoming tour to the Netherlands. The team is set to play a match against the formidable Dutch hockey team before heading to Poland for the FIH Nations Cup.

This tour is crucial for Pakistan’s hockey ambitions, as a victory in the FIH Nations Cup would secure their qualification for the prestigious FIH Pro League.

The Nations Cup will feature various teams, including Austria, Canada, France, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and the host nation, Poland.

The competition is structured into two pools, with Pakistan placed in Pool B alongside Canada, France, and Malaysia. Pool A includes Austria, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, and Poland.

The Pakistani squad has been rigorously preparing for this crucial series of matches, focusing on strategic plays and enhancing team coordination.

Rana Mujahid confirmed that the Pakistan team left for Amsterdam on Thursday to begin their training regime ahead of their clash against the Dutch hockey team.

Pakistan’s hockey fraternity eagerly anticipates the team’s performance, hoping for a successful campaign that will elevate Pakistan’s status in international hockey.

Under the managerial brilliance of Roelant Oltmans, the team reached the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where they narrowly lost to Japan in a penalty shootout.

Despite failing to qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024 and the FIH Hockey World Cup, the team has regained its reputation on the international stage as a formidable side, following their performances in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.