SOHAIL ABBAS

  • Pakistan drop Abbas, Butt from probables October 26, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has dropped former captain Sohail Abbas and senior forward Rehan Butt from the 27probables for the Champions Trophy to be held at Melbourne from Dec 1. The exclusion of the two top players Thursday was surprising, reports Xinhua. Abbas, the world's highest goalscorer, led...
  • 14 Pakistan players sign for Hockey India League September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Fourteen Pakistan hockey players, including star penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas, have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from January 5 to February 3 next year. The 14 Pakistani players will be among the pool of about 80 overseas players for the HIL Players...
  • Hockey: Pakistan hold Spain 11; Aus spank SA 60 July 30, 2012

    London: Pakistan held 2008 Olympic silver medallists Spain to a 11 draw on the opening day of the men's Olympic hockey competition at the London Games after Australian captain Jamie Dwyer's spurred the World champions to a runaway 60 win over South Africa here today. Pakistan wasted several scoring chances after...
  • 'Good that Pak, Ind not in same Olympics group' July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan captain and ace dragflicker Sohail Abbas is happy that archrivals India and Pakistan won't have to face each other at the initial league stage as they are in different groups. "It is good for both teams that they won't run into each other at the group league stage....
  • Pakistan criticised for flop show at hockey WC March 5, 2010

    Karachi: Some blamed it on overdependence on Sohail Abbas, others felt they didn't look spirited enough as former players castigated Pakistan's hockey team for the crushing defeats to India and England in the World Cup. Hosts India also suffered their second successive defeat to Spain on Thursday night raising the prospect...
  • Sohail Abbas sorry for Shivendra but ban 'right' March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Star Pakistani dragflicker Sohail Abbas felt sorry for Shivendra Singh but said the FIH "must have taken a correct decision" while banning the Indian striker for two matches in the hockey World Cup. Shivendra was first suspended by tournament director Ken Read for hitting Pakistani Fareed Ahmed in their...
  • Hockey star back after biting the bullet February 24, 2010

    New Delhi: The World Cup starting this Sunday offers the Indian team a chance to script a happy story for a change. And one man is especially keen to get cracking. Sandeep Singh has unfinished business with the Hockey World Cup. While the entire Indian team is fired up, the next...