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London 2012: Pakistan's big hopes in the hockey

30 July 2012 Last updated at 00:45 BST

Pakistan's hopes of an Olympic medal rest almost entirely on the hockey pitch, and the pressure will be on when they play their first match against Spain.

Out of a total of 10 Olympic medals Pakistan has won in its history, eight have been in field hockey.

But London 2012 comes after a period of turmoil for the team and at a difficult time for the country.

Aleem Maqbool has been following Pakistan's national side and caught up with them at their training camp in Abbottabad.