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Pakistan out of Indoor hockey tourney.

ISLAMABAD, July 10 -- Uzbekistan on Friday beat Pakistan by 7-4 in a match of the ongoing Men's Third Indoor Hockey Tournament being played in Malaysian city of Ipoh.

As a result of the defeat, Pakistan is out of the final race.

In the first half of the match, players wasted several solid chances to score goals. However, they came back strongly in the second half, scoring four goals.

According to a private news channel, skipper Kashif Shah scored two goals and Ahmed Zubair and Muhammad Rizwan also scored one goal each.

On Thursday Pakistan registered its first-ever win in the Indoor Hockey by beating Thailand 6-0. Pakistan also had to face two consecutive defeats at the hands of Defending Champion Iran and host Malaysia. Out of four, Pakistan managed to register only one win. The Green Shirts will play their final match against Kazakhstan on Saturday.

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Publication:The Statesman (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jul 10, 2010
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