World-XI hockey team will visit Pakistan to play two match series from 18th to 21st January against Pakistan.
Brighto Paints Presents PTCL Hockey cup 2018 Pakistan vs World XI. World-XI team will be having the players from Australia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Argentina and Spain. Former Pakistani captain Sohail Abbas will be the part of World-XI team. The tour of World-XI is the initiative to bring international hockey back in Pakistan.
World-XI hockey team will play the first match against the Pakistan at Abdul Sattar’s Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi on 19 January 2018, 6:30 PM and second match is scheduled to play at National Hockey Stadium Lahore on 21 January 2018, 12:00 PM.
Hockey World XI Players:
|Players ||Career Highlights Details|
|Rob Reckers || 209 international caps|
Olympic Silver, European Championships Gold, Three Champions Trophy Golds
|Roderick Weusthof ||penalty corner experts of his time. 79 International goals|
Olympic Silver, European Championships Gold, Champions Trophy Gold
|Matthijs Brouwer ||211 matches & 68 goals Olympic Silver, World Cup Bronze, European Championships Silver, Three Champions Trophy Golds|
|Philip Meulenbroek ||Plays for Kampong Hockey Club, who won the Dutch national title after 32 years. Also won European Hockey League title with the club.|
|Hiddi Turkstra||Not even 20. International debut at the age of only 15 in 2013. Played at the 2016 Olympics.|
|Santi Freixa||Former captain of Spain. Olympics Silver, European Championships Gold, Champions Trophy Gold at Lahore. |
|Roc Oliva ||Also known as ‘Metra’ Silver medal at Olympics & European Championships
|David Alegre||Silver at Olympics. Gold European Championships. Champions Trophy gold. |
|Grant Schubert||Gold medals from Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games. Three Champions Trophy Gold Medals. |
|Benni Wess||Defender/Midfielder. Double Olympic gold medallist, World Cup Silver, European Championships Gold. |
|Justus Scharowsky||Mid fielder. World Cup Gold, Olympic Bronze, Champions Trophy Gold
|Phillip Burrows||3 Olympics
, NZ’s most capped player (343) & top field goal scorer (150)
and CW Games Silver & Bronze
|Kyle Pontifex||Goalkeeper, Played in three Olympics
|Aguistin Bugallo||played 24 internationals. Silver Medal from Hockey World League final in 2017. Gold Medal 2017 Pan American Cup.
|Nahuel Salis||Midfielder & Drag Flicker: Silver Medal from Hockey World League final in 2017. Plays professional club hockey in Belgium.
|Diego Paz||Midfielder. Silver Medal from Hockey World League final in 2017.
After the first match, Pakistan’s first ever “Hall of Fame” will also be the part of five day event which will be organized by PHF to honor former local and foreigner greats of the game.
Hall of Fame
|Paul Litjens (Netherlands)||Islahuddin|
|Floris Jan Bovelander (Netherlands)||Shahnaz Sheikh|
|Christain Blunck (Germany)||Samiullah|
|Juan Escarre (Spain)||Akhtar Rasool|
|Don Prior (Australia)||Hasan Sardar|
|Rob Lathouwers (Netherlands)||Shahbaz Ahmad|