Pakistan men's national field hockey team

The Pakistan national field hockey team (Urdu: پاکستان قومى ہاكى ٹیم)[2] is administered by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the governing body for hockey in Pakistan. They have been a member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) since 1948 and founding member of the Asian Hockey Federation (ASHF) which formed in 1958.[3] Pakistan is the most successful national field hockey team in the Hockey World Cup with four championships: 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994. Pakistan also has the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with 53 victories in 84 matches played, seven time draws, six appearances in the finals and only 24 losses. Pakistan national team has played in all FIH World Cup editions with only one absence in 2014. The green shirts is also one of the most successful national teams in the Asian Games with eight gold medals: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990 and 2010, the highest number of times a country has come first, and the only Asian team to have won the prestigious Champions Trophy with three championships: 1978, 1980 and 1994. Pakistan have won a total of 29 official international titles to professional and grassroots level selections, with three gold medals in the Olympic Games field hockey tournaments in Rome 1960, Mexico City 1968 and Los Angeles 1984. However, Pakistan could not qualify for Olympics since 2012.

NicknameGreen Shirts; Green Machines
AssociationPakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)
ConfederationASHF (Asia)
CoachKhawaja Junaid
Assistant coach(es)Waseem Ahmed
Sameer Hussain
Ajmal Khan
ManagerKhawaja Junaid
CaptainMuhammad Rizwan Sr.
Most capsWaseem Ahmad (410)
Top scorerSohail Abbas (348)
FIH ranking
Current 17 (2 June 2021)[1]
Highest4 (2004)
Lowest17 (June 2019 – present)
Olympic Games
Appearances17 (first in 1948)
Best result1st (1960, 1968, 1984)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994)
Champions Trophy
Appearances31 (first in 1978)
Best result1st (1978, 1980 and 1994)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958)
Best result1st (1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 2010)
Pakistan men's national field hockey team
First international
 Pakistan 2-1 Belgium 
(London, United Kingdom; 30 April 1948)
Biggest win
 Pakistan 22-0 Nepal   
(Madras, India; 26 December 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 9-1 Pakistan 
(Melbourne, Australia; 8 November 2017)

Field hockey being the national sport of the country,[4][5] Pakistan national team has been ranked as the #1 team in the world from 2000 till 2001 by FIH, and former captain Sohail Abbas holds the world record for the most international goals scored by a player[6] in the history of international field hockey, with a tally of 348 goals. Waseem Ahmad holds the record for Pakistan appearances, having played 410 times between 1996 and 2012.[7]

Pakistan is known for having fierce rivalry with India, having a record of playing each other in South Asian Games and Asian Games finals. They have competed against one another in twenty major tournaments finals so far, out of which Pakistan has won thirteen titles in total. Pakistan have a record of winning the first three championships of Hockey Asia Cup in 1982, 1985 and 1989 against India in row. Pakistan's home ground is National Hockey Stadium, in Lahore, and the current team head coach and manager is Khawaja Muhammad Junaid.[8]


Early history (1948–1958)

The first Pakistan national hockey team ever, 1948.

Originally, the game had been brought by British servicemen to British India, and like cricket it soon became a popular sport with the local population. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, soon after the Pakistan Hockey Federation came into being in 1948. Prior to the partition of India, players playing for Pakistan competed for the Indian side. The federation soon established and organized the Provincial Hockey/Sports Associations of West Punjab, East Bengal, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Bahawalpur & Services Sports Board. On 2 August 1948, Pakistan national team, led by Ali Iqtidar Shah Dara, officially went on to play their first international game and tournament against Belgium winning the game 2–0 at the 1948 London Olympics. Pakistan remained unbeaten defeating the Netherlands, Denmark and France during the group stage round and ended up placing fourth, as did the Pakistan team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

The Rise in Olympics (1958–1970)

Pakistan playing against Australia, at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

For the 1958 Asian Games, Pakistan were drawn against Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and archrivals India. They beat Japan 5–0 in their first match, then followed two consecutive victories over South Korea (8–0) and Malaysia (6–0). In the last match Pakistan drew 0–0 with India and clinched its first gold medal in an international competition.[9] This success was followed by in 1960 Rome Olympics where Pakistan played against in a group with Australia, Poland and Japan, winning all the matches. Pakistan then played the quarter-final round with Germany, winning the match 2–1 and advanced to the semi-final round where they defeated Spain. Pakistan eventually won the gold medal, defeating India 1–0 with a goal by Naseer Bunda in the final round held at the Olympic Velodrome and ended India's run of six successive gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games.[10]

In the 1962 Asian Games, Pakistan earned its second gold medal with Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool[11] as the captain leading the team to another successive award.[12] However, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics the national team ended up as runners-up for the second time after losing 1–0 to India in the final as well as finishing runners-up in the 1966 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. Pakistan won its second Olympic Games gold medal in Mexico at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[13] It fielded what has since then often been considered the best hockey squad ever led by captain Tariq Aziz with Saeed Anwar, Khalid Mahmood, Gulraiz Akhtar and Tariq Niazi. Even though Rasool had retired, this team was still a force to be reckoned with. They won all six of their games—against Kenya, Great Britain, Malaysia, Australia, France and the Netherlands during group play, and against West Germany in the knockout round. Pakistan made the final for the fourth straight Olympics, and won the gold medal, as they had in 1960, this time by defeating Australia, 2–1 with goals from Muhammad Asad Malik and Abdul Rashid. Rashid was the top scorer for Pakistan with seven goals; Tanvir Dar finished with six goals.

In 1969, President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Air Marshal Nur Khan was the first senior hockey official who had floated the idea of organizing field hockey's very own World Cup. He proposed his idea to the FIH through Patrick Rowley, the first editor of World Hockey magazine. Their idea was approved on 26 October 1969, and adopted by the FIH Council at a meeting in Brussels on 12 April 1970. The FIH decided that the inaugural World Cup would be held in October 1971, in Pakistan. Khan went on to donate the World Cup trophy and later the Champions Trophy to the International Hockey Federation.[14]

The Golden Era (1970–1995)

In the group stage of the 1970 Asian Games, Pakistan was competing with tournament hosts Thailand and contenders Japan for top spot and a place in the finals. In their first match of the group, Pakistan scored thrice against Japan to clinch their first win, followed by defeating Hong Kong 10–0 to go to the top of the group. The team then draw 0–0 with Thailand and progressed to the knock-out round, where they won 5–0 over Malaysia. In the final, Pakistan faced India, winning 1–0 and sealing their third Asian Games gold medal.

PHF President (1967–69, 1976–84) Air Marshal Nur Khan conceived the idea of Hockey World Cup to FIH in 1969 and founded the Champions Trophy in 1978.

In 1971, the first-ever Hockey World Cup was to be hosted by Pakistan. However, political issues would prevent that first competition from being played in Pakistan. The FIH had inadvertently scheduled the first World Cup to be played in Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Furthermore, Pakistan and India had been at war with each other only six years earlier. When Pakistan invited India to compete in the tournament, a crisis arose. Pakistanis, led by cricketer Abdul Hafeez Kardar, protested against India's participation in the Hockey World Cup. Given the intense political climate between Pakistan and India, the FIH decided to move the tournament elsewhere. In March 1971, coincidentally in the same month Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan, the FIH decided to move the first Hockey World Cup to the Real Club de Polo grounds in Barcelona, Spain, which was considered a neutral and peaceful European site.[15] On 27 March 1971, in Brussels, the trophy was formally handed to FIH President Rene Frank by H.E Masood, the Pakistani Ambassador to Belgium. A total number of 10 teams qualified for the event and were broken up into two groups. The Pakistani team was drawn in a group with hosts Spain, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands. The group was topped by Spain and Pakistan respectively, and both the teams advanced into the semi-finals. In the first semi-final of the tournament Pakistan ousted India 2–1 in a tense and closely contested game and in the second semi-final Spain played safe and defeated a spirited Kenya 1–0 to enter the finals against Pakistan. In the final Pakistan scored early but then strengthened its defense to hold out a 1–0 victory and win the first hockey World Cup, retaining its number one position in the world hockey rankings, closely followed by India and the Netherlands. Tanvir Dar finished as the top goal scorer at the tournament with eight goals.

The 1972 Munich Olympics, Pakistan lost the final to hosts West Germany losing the game 1–0 with a goal by Michael Krause and finished at fourth place, the following year, in the 1973 Hockey World Cup. The national team made a comeback in the international competition, by winning and retaining their title at the 1974 Asian Games but lost to their rivals India in the finals of the third hockey World Cup in 1975. 1976 Montreal Olympics saw the team secure their first bronze medal in the competition. The year 1978 saw Pakistan national team win three major international tournaments: the third Hockey World Cup held at Buenos Aires, Argentina along with 1978 Asian Games[16] and the first Champions Trophy. This was the first time a national team won three major titles in the history of international field hockey. In 1980, Pakistan Olympic Association, along with 65 countries, boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[17] This resulted in Pakistan hockey team not participating at the field hockey competition at the tournament. Pakistan hosted the 1980 and 1981 Champions Trophy tournaments, winning the title against West Germany in the final round in 1980 and finishing at fourth position[18] a year later, held at the Hockey Club of Pakistan, Karachi.

Decline and World Cup drought (2004–2014)

Pakistan playing against Argentina in 2005.
The national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

From 2004 till 2014, the team secured third positions, at the 2004 Champions Trophy held in Lahore and 2012 Champions Trophy held in Melbourne as well as a runners-up medal after losing, 2–0, to Germany at the 2014 Champions Trophy, however, it failed to win a single top position in the 2005–2011 tournaments; a runners-up medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and finishing at the sixth spot in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won a runners-up medal at the 2004 and 2011 Sultan Azlan Shah Cups with a bronze medal in 2005. In the Asian Games, Pakistan finished with a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games, found its only success by winning, 2–0, against Malaysia at the 2010 Asian Games final round held in Guangzhou, China and securing a runners-up medal at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea. Since the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games, Pakistan has not won a single medal at the games, while 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London have been the worst Olympics for Pakistan by far as the national team failed to win the competition and had to play for the 5th, 7th and 8th position match at the three Olympic tournaments.

The Pakistani national team most successful tournament, in recent times, has been the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy winning the trophy twice, first in 2012 against India and second in 2013 against Japan, and finishing as runners-up in the first edition of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in 2011. The team also won gold medals consecutively at the 2006 and 2010 South Asian Games. However, Pakistan participated in the 2006 and 2010 World cups but failed to qualify past the group stage, and, for the first time in its history, the team did not gain qualification for the 2014 edition of the competition.


In the 2016 South Asian Games, Pakistan defended their gold medal after winning 2–1 against archrivals India, with both goals scored by Arslan Qadir, held in Guwahati.


The motif of the Pakistan national field hockey team has a star and crescent on a dark green field; with a vertical white stripe at the hoist, usually in green, white color, as represented in the flag of Pakistan.

Pakistan played at a number of different venues across the country, though by the time of 1978 this had largely settled down to having National Hockey Stadium (also known as Gadaffi Hockey Stadium, named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi) in Lahore as the primary venue, with Faisalabad Hockey Stadium and Hockey Club of Pakistan used on occasions where the National Hockey Stadium was unavailable for home matches. The stadium is considered to be the biggest international field hockey stadium in the world and holds a capacity of 45,000 spectators.[19]

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has its headquarters in the stadium. It has hosted many international matches and competitions such as the Hockey Asia Cup of 1982 and Champions Trophy tournament in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2004 along with the 1990 Hockey World Cup, where Pakistan lost 3–1 to the Netherlands in the final.

Honours and recognition

Since its breakthrough in the 1948 Summer Olympics, Pakistan has won more than 20 official titles, which are detailed below:

Competitive record

Team performance

TBD (to be determined), DNQ (did not qualify), DNP (did not participate)

World Cup[20][21]
Year Host city Position
1971 Barcelona, Spain 1st
1973 Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st
1982 Mumbai, India 1st
1986 London, England 11th
1990 Lahore, Pakistan 2nd
1994 Sydney, Australia 1st
1998 Utrecht, Netherlands 5th
2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2006 Mönchengladbach, Germany 6th
2010 New Delhi, India 12th
2014 The Hague, Netherlands DNQ
2018 Bhubaneswar, India 12th
Champions Trophy[22]
Year Host city Position
1978 Lahore, Pakistan 1st
1980 Karachi, Pakistan 1st
1981 Karachi, Pakistan 4th
1982 Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
1983 Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1984 Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1985 Perth, Australia 4th
1986 Karachi, Pakistan 3rd
1987 Amstelveen, Netherlands 7th
1988 Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1989 Berlin, West Germany 4th
1990 Melbourne, Australia 4th
1991 Berlin, Germany 2nd
1992 Karachi, Pakistan 4th
1993 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
1994 Lahore, Pakistan 1st
1995 Berlin, Germany 3rd
1996 Madras, India 2nd
1997 Adelaide, Australia 5th
1998 Lahore, Pakistan 2nd
1999 Brisbane, Australia 6th
2000 Amstelveen, Netherlands DNP
2001 Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th
2002 Cologne, Germany 3rd
2003 Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2004 Lahore, Pakistan 3rd
2005 Chennai, India 5th
2006 Terrassa, Spain 5th
2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
2008 Rotterdam, Netherlands DNP
2009 Melbourne, Australia DNP
2010 Mönchengladbach, Germany DNP
2011 Auckland, New Zealand 7th
2012 Melbourne, Australia 3rd
2014 Bhubaneswar, India 2nd
2016 London, England DNP
2018 Breda, Netherlands 6th
Olympic Games[23]
Year Host city Position
1948 London, United Kingdom 4th
1952 Helsinki, Finland 4th
1956 Melbourne, Australia 2nd
1960 Rome, Italy 1st
1964 Tokyo, Japan 2nd
1968 Mexico City, Mexico 1st
1972 Munich, West Germany 2nd
1976 Montreal, Canada 3rd
1980 Moscow, Soviet Union DNP
1984 Los Angeles, United States 1st
1988 Seoul, South Korea 5th
1992 Barcelona, Spain 3rd
1996 Atlanta, United States 6th
2000 Sydney, Australia 4th
2004 Athens, Greece 5th
2008 Beijing, China 8th
2012 London, United Kingdom 7th
2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DNQ
2020 Tokyo, Japan DNQ
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Year Host city Position
1983 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1985 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
1987 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1994 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1995 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
1996 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2001 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2003 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2005 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
2008 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy
Year Host city Position
2011 Ordos, China 2nd
2012 Doha, Qatar 1st
2013 Kakamigahara, Japan 1st
2016 Kuantan, Malaysia 2nd
2018 Muscat, Oman 1st
Asia Cup
Year Host city Position
1982 Karachi, Pakistan 1st
1985 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1st
1989 New Delhi, India 1st
1994 Hiroshima, Japan 3rd
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2003 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2007 Chennai, India 6th
2009 Kuantan, Malaysia 2nd
2013 Ipoh, Malaysia 3rd
2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh 3rd
Asian Games
Year Host city Position
1958 Tokyo, Japan 1st
1962 Jakarta, Indonesia 1st
1966 Bangkok, Thailand 2nd
1970 Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1974 Tehran, Iran 1st
1978 Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1982 New Delhi, India 1st
1986 Seongnam, South Korea 2nd
1990 Beijing, China 1st
1994 Hiroshima, Japan 3rd
1998 Bangkok, Thailand 3rd
2002 Busan, South Korea 4th
2006 Doha, Qatar 3rd
2010 Guangzhou, China 1st
2014 Incheon, South Korea 2nd
2018 Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia 4th
Commonwealth Games
Year Host city Position
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10th
2002 Manchester, England 3rd
2006 Melbourne, Australia 2nd
2010 New Delhi, India 6th
2014 Glasgow, Scotland DNP
2018 Gold Coast, Australia 7th
South Asian Games
Year Host city Position
1995 Madras, India 2nd
2006 Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st
2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1st
2016 Guwahati, India 1st
Afro-Asian Games
Year Host city Position
2003 Hyderabad, India 2nd
FIH Hockey World League
Year Host city Position
2012–13 New Delhi, India 13th
2014–15 Raipur, India 15th
2016–17 India 14th


As of 27 October 2019

Players in bold text are still active with Pakistan

Top goalscorers

# Player National Career Matches Goals
1. Sohail Abbas 1998-2012 350 348
2. Hassan Sardar 1979-1987 148 150
3. Tahir Zaman 1987-1998 252 134
4. Kamran Ashraf 1993-2002 166 129
5. Hanif Khan 1976-1985 177 127
6. Muhammad Imran 2004-2015 285 105
7. Rehan Butt 2001-2012 347 104
8. Manzoor-ul Hassan 1972-1982 154 101
9. Shakeel Abbasi 2003-2014 308 99
10 Shahbaz Ahmed 1986-1998 304 98

Most-capped players

# Player National Career Matches Goals
1. Waseem Ahmed 1998-2012 410 60
2. Sohail Abbas[24] 1998-2012 350 348
3. Rehan Butt 2001-2012 347 104
4. Mansoor Ahmed 1986-2000 338 0
5. Shakeel Abbasi 2003-2014 308 99
6. Shahbaz Ahmed 1986-1998 304 98
7. Muhmmad Imran 2004-2015 285 105
8. Tahir Zaman 1987-1998 252 134
9. Salman Akbar 2001-2011 230 0
10. Muhmmad Usman 1994-2002 210 7


For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see List of Pakistani field hockey players.

Current players

Squad for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.[25]

Head coach: Khawaja Junaid

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 GK Imran Butt (1988-07-16) 16 July 1988 (age 32) 138 PIA
3 DF Mubashar Ali (1997-07-06) 6 July 1997 (age 23) 34 Penarth
5 MF Toseeq Arshad (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 29) 114 WAPDA
6 DF Rashid Mehmood (1987-08-15) 15 August 1987 (age 33) 134 Oranje-Rood
7 FW Muhammad Irfan Jr. (1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 32) 57 WAPDA
8 DF Muhammad Irfan (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 31) 208 PIA
10 MF Ali Shan (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 27) 131 SSGC
11 MF Muhammad Rizwan Sr.INJ (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 31) 154 Oranje-Rood
12 GK Mazhar Abbas (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 28) 43 NBP
13 DF Aleem Bilal (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 28) 59 WAPDA
14 MF Muhammad Umar Bhutta (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 28) 163 WAPDA
16 DF Ammad Butt (C) (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 25) 115 NBP
17 FW Muhammad Zubair (1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 32) 131 PIA
18 FW Muhammad Atiq (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 24) 34 NBP
20 DF Faisal Qadir (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 32) 80 NBP
21 DF Tasawar Abbas (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 29) 104 WAPDA
22 FW Arslan Qadir (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 30) 96 NBP
23 FW Ajaz Ahmad (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 (age 29) 67 WAPDA
27 FW Abu Mahmood (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 23) 59 NBP

28. Fw. Farman Ullah. 5 Apr 2001 age 19. KPK PAK

Notable players

Khalid Hamid

Shahbaz senior Dilawar Hussain Bhatti

Current staff

Position Name
Head coach Saeed Khan
Assistant coach Muhammad Danish Kaleem
Assistant coach Rehan Butt
Manager TBA
Physiotherapist Dr Atif Bashir
Video Analyst Nadeem Khan Lodhi

Results and fixtures


Competition: 2018 Oman Triangular Series
14 February 2018
 Pakistan 3 - 0  Oman
Muscat, Oman
15 February 2018
 Japan 2 - 2  Pakistan
Muscat, Oman
17 February 2018
 Pakistan 4 - 4  Oman
Muscat, Oman
18 February 2018
 Japan 1 - 2  Pakistan
Muscat, Oman
20 February 2018
 Pakistan 2 - 3  Japan
Muscat, Oman
Competition: 2018 Commonwealth Games
5 April 2018
 Pakistan 1 - 1  Wales
Gold Coast, Australia
7 April 2018
 India 2 - 2  Pakistan
Gold Coast, Australia
8 April 2018
 England 2 - 2  Pakistan
Gold Coast, Australia
11 April 2018
 Malaysia 1 - 1  Pakistan
Gold Coast, Australia
13 April 2018
 Canada 1 - 3  Pakistan
Gold Coast, Australia
Competition: 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy
23 June 2018
 India 4 - 0  Pakistan
Breda, Netherlands
24 June 2018
 Australia 2 - 1  Pakistan
Breda, Netherlands
26 June 2018
 Netherlands 4 - 0  Pakistan
Breda, Netherlands
28 June 2018
 Argentina 1 - 4  Pakistan
Breda, Netherlands
29 June 2018
 Belgium 4 - 2  Pakistan
Breda, Netherlands
1 July 2018
 Belgium 2 - 2  Pakistan
2 - 1
Breda, Netherlands
Competition: 2018 Asian Games
20 August 2018
 Pakistan 10 - 0  Thailand
Jakarta, Indonesia
22 August 2018
 Pakistan 10 - 0  Oman
Jakarta, Indonesia
24 August 2018
 Kazakhstan 0 - 16  Pakistan
Jakarta, Indonesia
26 August 2018
 Pakistan 4 - 1  Malaysia
Jakarta, Indonesia
28 August 2018
 Bangladesh 0 - 5  Pakistan
Jakarta, Indonesia
30 August 2018
 Pakistan 0 - 1  Japan
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 September 2018
 Pakistan 1 - 2  India
Jakarta, Indonesia
Competition: 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
19 October 2018
 Pakistan 3 - 1  South Korea
Muscat, Oman
20 October 2018
 Pakistan 1 - 3  India
Muscat, Oman
22 October 2018
 Oman 1 - 8  Pakistan
Muscat, Oman
24 October 2018
 Japan 1 - 1  Pakistan
Muscat, Oman
25 October 2018
 Pakistan 1 - 0  Malaysia
Muscat, Oman
27 October 2018
 Pakistan 4 - 4 (3-1)  Malaysia
3 - 1
Muscat, Oman
Competition: 2018 FIH Hockey World Cup
1 December 2018
 Germany 1 - 0  Pakistan
Bhubaneswar, India
5 December 2018
 Malaysia 1 - 1  Pakistan
Bhubaneswar, India
9 December 2018
 Netherlands 5 - 1  Pakistan
Bhubaneswar, India
11 December 2018
 Belgium 5 - 0  Pakistan
Bhubaneswar, India


Competition: 2019 Men's FIH Olympic Qualifiers
27 October 2019
 Netherlands 6 - 1  Pakistan
Amstelveen, Netherlands
26 October 2019
 Netherlands 4 - 4  Pakistan
Amstelveen, Netherlands

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