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Pakistan are currently placed fourth on the points table of the 2016 Asian Men's Hockey Champions TrophyGetty

Pakistan take on China in the 14th game of the 2016 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in Malaysia on 27 October.

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Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on BT Sport and BT Sport HD.

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Overview

Defending their Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy, Pakistan come into this clash currently placed fourth on the points table, with six points from four games and will ideally want a win here to confirm their place in the final four.

The Men In Green who beat Japan 4-3 in what was a closely fought encounter on 25 October, will know that they will need to tighten their defense as the backline has not looked comfortable when facing quality opponents.

A win for Pakistan will ensure them a spot in the semi-finals and are the favourites to win on 27 October.

Their opponents China, who are placed fifth on the table with three points from four games, come into this clash on the back of a 9-0 hammering from India in their last game on 25 October. A win here for the Chinese team will put them on level with Pakistan at six points, but what will go against them is their poor goal difference which is currently at -12.

China will need to win by a margin of 11 goals on Thursday, which seems unlikely.

Team news

Pakistan

Goalkeepers: Imran Butt, Amjad Ali

Defenders: Aleem Bilal, Ammad Shakeel Butt

Midfielders: Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan junior

Forwards: Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan.