India will lock horns with Pakistan in men’s Asian Games gold medal match on October 2, 2014. The match gets live at 3.30 p.m. India time.
The arch rivals will fight it out for a direct entry in the 2016 Rio Olympics, something that India doesn’t want to take chance with.
This may be India’s chance to win against the neighbors, especially after the loss in the league stage to Pakistan. Back in 1982, both teams played the finals at quadrennial continental games in Delhi, where Pakistan had won.
The match can be watched on Ten Sports official website here. Ten Sports will also offer the live telecast of the match.
Viewers in Pakistan can watch the live streaming of the match on the website of PTV Sports here.
The nerve-wracking contest is expected to put more pressure on India that has been eying a win against Pakistan for a long time.
It was back in 1998 when India got the chance to snatch the title at the Asian games and made it against Korea.
On the other hand, defending champions Pakistan did their best to reach the finals, after a thrilling win against Malaysia in the shootout.
Pakistan’s Rashid Mehmood remains one of their main stars for the show, while a lot also rides on Imran Butt. For Sardar Singh led India, Akashdeep Singh is expected to take lead like in the semifinal against South Korea.
Keeping the entire aspect of Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 in mind, none of the teams will be willing to stake their chances.
The Asian Games record does tilt towards the neighbors, but India will be taking things in hand for this one.
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