Pakistan beat Spain 2-1 in World Cup

NEW DELHI: Pakistan defeated Spain 2-1in their second match in the FIH hockey World Cup here on Tuesday.

After being beaten by India in their first match, Pakistan showed good spirit this time despite a tense contest between the two countries.

Rehan Butt got Pakistan lead in the 30th minute and Pakistan were leading 1-0 when the first half ended.

However, Spain equalled the score in the second half when David Alegre netted in the 65th minute but just two minutes before the end, young Abdu Haseem Khan deflected the penalty-corner hit by Sohail Abbas and Pakistan emerged victorious in the end.

Pakistan will play their next match on Thursday against England who have so far won their both matches against Australia and South Africa.