PAK vs BEL: Belgium and Pakistan faceoff in the third crossover game of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Tuesday. The winner of the fixture will set a date with Pool D winners Germany in the quarter-final, scheduled for Thursday.
Belgium have been brilliant in the league stage and tied on points with table toppers India, but could not get the direct entry to a quarter-final for a lower goal difference. After the recent shows, they will be confident side on the outfield.
Pakistan have had an ordinary tournament so far and are fortunate to be playing the crossover. They are up against a strong opposition but here is their chance of redemption. Pakistan would want to grab the last opportunity with both hands and come out all guns blazing.
BELGIUM VS PAKISTAN SQUADS
Belgium Hockey squad: Antoine Kina, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel, Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx and Gauthier Boccard.
Pakistan Hockey squad: Imran Butt, Mazhar Abbas, Ammad Shakeel Butt, M.Irfan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Faisal Qadir, Abubakr Mahmood, Umar Bhutta, M.Atiq Arshad, Mohammad Zubair, M.Irfan Sr, Aleem Bilal, Mubashar Ali, M.Tauseeq Arshad, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood and Ajaz Ahmed.
PAK VS BEL PLAYING 11
PAK Playing 11 and substitutes: BUTT Imran, ARSHAD Toseeq, MEHMOOD Rashid, IRFAN JR. Muhammad, IRFAN Muhammad, SHAN Ali, BILAL Aleem, BHUTTA Umar, BUTT Ammad, ZUBAIR Muhammad, ATIQ Muhammad, ABBAS Tasawar, AHMAD Ajaz
BEL Playing 11 and substitutes: van DOREN Arthur, van AUBEL Florent, DOCKIER Sébastien, CHARLIER Cédric, BOCCARD Gauthier, HENDRICKX Alexander, BRIELS Thomas, DENAYER Felix, VANASCH Vincent, GOUGNARD Simon, de SLOOVER Arthur, LUYPAERT Loïck, BOON Tom, WEGNEZ Victor