Belgium 5-3 Pakistan- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2008

Now here is one result we did not expect- Pakistan, second in the table on goal difference losing to bottom of the table Belgium !! The result means that Pakistan will have to win or draw their next game against India to be sure of meeting Argentina in the final. Should they lose to their arch rivals, and should India put it past Malaysia in their last group game, Pakistan will have to settle for playing the third/fourth place playoffs.

For the beleaguered Belgians, it was a welcome three points in a tournament that has, so far, given them nothing but disappointment.

Thomas Briels gave Belgium the lead in the second minute, but it disappeared as soon it arrived when Shakeel Abbasi equalised for Pakistan. John John Dohmen restored Belgium’s lead, but Rehan Butt cancelled it out in the 23rd minute.

Charles Vandeweghe made it 3-2 to Belgium a minute later, but Mohammad Ateeq scored just before half time to leave the score at 3-3.

Jerome Dekeyser pumped in goal no.4 for Belgium just after half time, and Loic Vandeweghe’s 59th minute strike ensured that Belgium would walk out of the game with all three points.

Pakistan 3-5 Belgium ( Shakeel Abbasi, Rehan Butt, Mohammad Ateeq/ Thomas Briels, John John Dohmen, Charles Vandeweghe, Jerome Dekeyser, Loic Vandeweghe)


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