India beat Pakistan in Hockey on Penalty, Win Gold Medal

India beat Pakistan in Hockey Final Match in Asian Games 2014
INCHEON (AFP): India beat Pakistan in penalty shootouts in hockey final at the Asian Games on Thursday with a place in the 2016 Olympics at stake.

India beat Pakistan to win Gold Medal and Pakistan get Sliver in Asian Games 2014.

India and Pakistan last met in an Asiad final way back at New Delhi in 1982 where the Indians suffered a stunning 1-7 rout in front of their hown fans that included then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

In Beijing in 1990 when Pakistan claimed the gold and India the silver, there was no final since the winner was decided after a round-robin league.

Eight-time Olympic champions India have won the Asiad title just twice, both in the Thai capital of Bangkok in 1966 and 1998.

In contrast, defending champions Pakistan are the most successful team in the continental games with eight golds, highlighted by four successive wins over India in a final from 1970 to 1982.

Pakistan, coached by former international Shahnaz Sheikh, start as favourites following their 2-1 win over India in the preliminary league.

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