PAK V FRA ( 7th / 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

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Match Review PAK - FRA 1-2

PAK v FRA Goal 2 for FRAPosted July 5, 2015
PAK v FRA Goal 1 for PAKPosted July 5, 2015
PAK v FRA Match highlightsPosted July 5, 2015

"A bit of French flair", that was the verdict of Francois Sheefer, as France, who are ranked 18th in the world outplayed their higher-ranked rivals, Pakistan (10th) to record a seventh place finish at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final.

Pakistan fired the first shot in this seventh/eighth play-off match. Muhammad Toseeq's blistering penalty corner just flying past the upright. It was France however, who took the lead through Simon Brisac-Martin (13') after Martin Genestet ran the ball behind the Pakistan defence and slipped to his teammate.

Pakistan nearly got back into the game when Muhammad Ali flicked the ball past the French 'keeper Martin Zylbermann but Muhammad Waqas just failed to connect.

Moments later there was high drama as Mazhar Abbas in the Pakistan goal came out of his area and fouled Brisac-Martin. Abbas was dismissed from the field of play in his first appearance at the tournament.

France doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time through Hugo Genestet. His shot rattled off the post into the goal.

The second half saw France create more of the chances, but Pakistan always looked potentially dangerous on the break. This proved true when the Green Shirts reduced the deficit through a fantastic reverse stick shot from Toseeq – the forward had been threatening to get on the score-sheet throughout the match.

Pakistan had a chance to equalise when they won a penalty corner but the subsequent shot was weak and cleared easily.

"We wanted to finish well and show what we are capable of," continued Sheefer after the game. "It is what is expected of us I think – sometimes we can play brilliantly, sometimes not so much, it is like our rugby and football teams. We will go to the European Championships with confidence and we will aim to finish top two in our pool."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
FRA 13 8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon FG 0 - 1
FRA 30 7 GENESTET Hugo PC 0 - 2
PAK 48 5 TOSEEQ Muhammad FG 1 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
PAK 11 14 RIZWAN JR. Muhammad G
PAK 24 12 ABBAS Mazhar Y
PAK 27 2 IRFAN Muhammad G
PAK 46 8 BHUTTA Muhammad Umar Y
FRA 52 20 CHARLET Victor Y
FRA 55 19 SCHEEFER Francois Y

PAK

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
24
1 BUTT Imran
X
2 IRFAN Muhammad 1
X
3 IMRAN Muhammad
X
4 BUTT Ammad Shakeel
X
5 TOSEEQ Muhammad 1
X
7 WAQAS Muhammad
X
8 BHUTTA Muhammad Umar 1
Bench
9 MEHMOOD Rashid
X
10 RASOOL Shafqat
7
11 SHAN Ali
X
12 ABBAS Mazhar 1
6
13 SHAH Syed
9
14 RIZWAN JR. Muhammad 1
X
15 RIZWAN SR. Muhammad
X
16 AHMED Fareed
52
17 YAQOOB Muhammad
X
19 DILBER Muhammad
8
21 ALI Muhammad
  Medical Doctor ABBAS Asad (Dr.)
  Video Technician UMRAO Syead Abuzar
  Head Coach SHAHNAZ Sheikh
  Team Manager KALEEM Muhammad Danish

FRA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 PETERS-DEUTZ Cristoforo
5
5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent
X
6 GENESTET Tom
5
7 GENESTET Hugo 1
X
8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon 1
Bench
9 SANCHEZ Olivier
X
11 MASSON Charles
6
14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard
X
15 DERONT Guillaume
6
16 GOYET François
X
18 FORGUES Jean-Baptiste
7
19 SCHEEFER Francois 1
X
20 CHARLET Victor 1
X
22 GENESTET Martin
X
24 COISNE Aristide
X
25 LYON Romain
Bench
29 SAUNIER Corentin
X
31 ZYLBERMANN Martin
  Team Manager FRANCOIS Antoine
  Head Coach FOULARD Gael
  Assistant Coach REYNAUD Bertrand
  Stand-In Manager HOEBEN Gerold
  Medical Doctor POPINEAU Christophe
  Physiotherapist LE BRIS Sebastien

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 van ELEGEM Geoffroy
Umpire 2 LIZANA Eduardo
Reserve Umpire BARBAS Diego
Video Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 RAMPONE Guendalina
Judge 2 SHARMA Anjali
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 30
  • Date Sun, 5 Jul 2015
  • Time 10:30
  • Pool/Class 7th / 8th
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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