SINGAPORE - The Pakistan junior team management plans to keep focus on defence when they face one of the tournament favourites Australia in the opening match of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup medal round here at the Johor Bahru's Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. Talking to The Nation, Pakistan junior team chief coach Khawaja Junaid said that playing against the team of the skills of Australia, one can not give room back in defence so in today's game against Australia, the defence will be extra strong. "This is the way we would be tackling the one-tap style of the Australians and that tactic has always been used to dampen the Asian style of hockey. However, Kh Junaid was hopeful of a place in the last four of the World Cup. "Hopefully we would make it to the semi-final of the Cup because we need to win at least two matches of the three to be played in this round," he said. Pakistan will face Australia today in Johor and then meet New Zealand the next day at Singapore's Sengkong Sports and Recreation Centre after traveling about two hours from Malaysia and then take a rest the following day before taking on Korea again at Johor. In the medal's round, Pakistan has been placed in Pool F while in the super eight round of the tournament, the defending champion Argentina, Netherlands, Germany and Spain are in pool E. The second round will be start from Sunday, June 14 at both the centres of Johor Bahru and Singapore. The classification matches will be played on June 19, semi-final matches on June 20 and final and third position matches will be played on June 21. "It would be a difficult task keeping in view the missed chances the boys have against Belgium," said Junaid. "When a team misses four to five sure or rather open chances they do not deserve to win. That's what the Juniors did against Belgium. In all those five occasions the goals were there for taking but they pushed it wide and thus lost the match," he said. He further said that the absence of Abbas Haider for suspension on disciplinary ground also was a set back for the team. "See when the combination is broken all the planning fails but still the they played well throughout the tournament and made it to the next round. "Now we will be going phase wise. The first target is to win at least two matches and qualify for the semi-finals and hopefully the team have the potential to do so because they have shown it. On paper Australia is a strong team but the Pakistan players are in form to go ahead," he maintained. Schedule (Medal Round): Sunday 14 June 2009: USA v Russia, Belgium v England, Egypt v South Africa, Chile v Singapore, Korea v New Zealand, Netherlands v Spain, Malaysia v Poland, India v Japan, Pakistan v Australia, Germany v Argentina Monday 15 June 2009: England v Japan, India v Belgium, Argentina v Netherlands, New Zealand v Pakistan, Malaysia v South Africa, Poland v Egypt, Spain v Germany, Australia v Korea Tuesday 16 June 2009: Russia v Chile, Singapore v USA. Wednesday 17 June 2009: Belgium v Japan, India v England, USA v Chile, South Africa v Poland, Spain v Argentina, Netherlands v Germany, Malaysia v Egypt, Singapore v Russia, Korea v Pakistan, Australia v New Zealand.