World Cup Hockey 2018: Pakistan, Germany face off on Saturday

Sarfraz Ali 05:45 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
World Cup Hockey 2018: Pakistan, Germany face off on Saturday
LAHORE - Tomorrow (Dec. 1) the former world champions, Pakistan will open their world cup campaign against Germany in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:30pm (PST). The live streaming of the fixture will be available on Star India's official online streaming platform, Hotstar. You can find live score and live streaming on

Pakistan won the World Cup in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994 while Germany lifted the trophy twice in 2002 and 2006. Currently, Pakistan are ranked 13th in the FIH rankings whereas Germany stand at sixth position.

The two sides have met eight times at the World Cup. In 1982 they came across twice, during the pool game and the final. Out of these, Pakistan stood victorious in five matches, including the penalty shootout win at 1994 semi-final.

1973 (3rd place playoff) Germany beat Pakistan 1-0

1975 (semifinal) Pakistan beat Germany 5-1

1978 (semifinal) Pakistan beat Germany 1-0

1982 (pool) Pakistan beat Germany 5-3, (Final) Pakistan beat Germany 3-1,

1990 (pool) Germany beat Pakistan 1-0

1994 (semifinal) Pakistan beat Germany on a penalty shootout after 1-1

2002 (pool) Germany beat Pakistan 3-2

However, despite winning four of the first eight World Cups, Pakistan's fortunes nosedived and the Green Shirts have failed to reach semifinal since 1994.

On the contrary, Germany have been a consistent performer. After finishing 5th in the inaugural World Cup, they made at least to the semis in each of the next 11 editions, before missing out during the last World Cup in 2014 when they ended sixth.

Germans also did not do well at the last Euro Hockey Nations Championships in 2017 where they were fourth. It was their first out of podium finish in the biennial event since 2007. In fact, Germany had won two and ended runners-up the other two times in the intervening four Euro Hockey Nations Championships.

The German hockey team might not be doing well in recent times by its own standards but they start as the favourites against Pakistan, ranked seven places below.

Pakistan can surprise Germans if they reproduce the form displayed at this year's Champions Trophy where they defeated Olympic Champions Argentina, drew against World number three Belgium and lost only 1-2 to the World Champions and No 1 ranked Australia.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

Sarfraz Ali is working as Editor Web for Daily Pakistan. He earned a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from IUB and diploma in International Print Journalism from Thomson Foundation UK. He regularly writes on ...


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 5, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360


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