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Azlan Shah Hockey Cup Final Today, Pakistan vs Japan teams, know the details of the match

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Pakistan and Japan will face each other today in the much awaited Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 final.

The game, which will start at 5:30pm, will see both teams looking to lift the title trophy after going unbeaten throughout the tournament.

Currently, the Japanese team leads the points table with 13 points after winning four games and drawing one.

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Meanwhile, the national team is second on 11 points with three wins and two draws, including a game against New Zealand on Friday.

Throwing light on Pakistan’s opponents in the final, forward Abdul Hanan Shahid said Japan’s defensive line was very solid. Japan have conceded just four goals in as many games, the lowest ever in the tournament.

He said that Japan are very solid defensively and that they don’t give their opponents many chances.

As far as tackling is concerned, they may not be as creative as other teams but they are quite effective in exploiting their opponents’ mistakes on the pitch.”

He added that Pakistan have scored many goals but at the same time we are conceding at the other end but we will try to correct our defensive shortcomings in the remaining games.

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