Asian Games Hockey: Confident India Take on Arch-Foes Pakistan

India and Pakistan face-off in the competition's marquee match. Both teams have won their first two games in the 10-nation tournament.

updated: September 24, 2014 23:10 IST
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File Photo: Indian team celebrates its win against Bangladesh.

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Incheon: India, bidding to regain the men's hockey gold after 16 years and gain a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics, are bracing up for their toughest task as they face arch-foes Pakistan in a high-octane clash at the 17th Asian Games on Thursday. (India Day 6 Schedule)

The crunch match between two-time winners India and eight-time gold medallists Pakistan, who are the title holders in men's Pool A, is the highlight of the league phase of the tournament and the team that plays well under severe pressure should win at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium.

Both India and Pakistan have scored two victories apiece though the latter have scored an extra goal to stand atop the pool standings.

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