LAHORE Former Pakistan coach and Olympian Naved Alam believe that the Pakistan team has the ability to reach the semi-final of the World Cup being held at Delhi, India. He said that the competition against Indian would be one of the greatest and the green shirts should grab a thumping win with clear margin. Talking to journalists her at the National Hockey Stadium, Alam said that given the support the team has earned from Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani and the federation, they should win the gold medal and if they did not, it would be most unfortunate. He informed that several of the players are attached with the team for the last decade or so and they are experienced enough to take the pressure of such events. This is for the first time the players and the federation are standing on one platform and it is the right time to achieve glory. There was no Sohail Abbas in my Olympic team and his return has strengthened the team ranks. The team should win with big margin against India to gain required confidence for the World Cup because the Indian team is quite weak and with proper coordination they can be defeated. They only have home ground and crowd advantage and if Pakistan did not come under that pressure then they can do wonders. All they need is to gain from advantages. They have got proper time to prepare for the event, said he. Canada hold Pakistan to 1-1 draw The FIH World Cup warm up match between Pakistan and Canada ended in 1-1 draw in New Delhi, India on Thursday. According to the information received from New Delhi Pakistan was leading by one goal to nil at the end of the first half. Sohail Abbas scored the only goal on penalty corner. Rob Short of Canada leveled the goal in the second half on penalty corner. Pakistan will now play its second warm up match against Germany on Friday. Rehan Butt wants to meet Tendulkar Pakistans veteran striker Rehan Butt arrived here with two goals in mind to win hockey World Cup and meet cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar. Proving that cult of Tendulkar knows no boundary, Rehan veteran of 239 international matches said Indian cricketer is a source of inspiration for sportspersons across the globe and wants to meet him. Players like Sachin come once in a century. There is no dearth of his fans in Pakistan as well. I did not get a chance to meet him till date. I hope this time my dream comes true. We are here for World Cup and he is also in the country, Rehan told Press Trust of India PTI. Security fears still haunt England squad England hockey squad is leaving for New Delhi to participate in World Cup starting Sunday but security arrangements in the Indian capital are still a concern for the players, according to a report. Englands Hockey performance director David Faulkner acknowledged there were apprehensions among players related to security and they were in contact with British High Commission in Delhi regarding arrangements, The Times reported. The excitement of playing in a World Cup has been dented and it is unsettling, Faulkner was quoted as saying by newspaper. Safety and security of England squad remains our priority and we are in daily contact with British High Commission in Delhi regarding security arrangements. We fully intend to go to the World Cup, he added. Ten Sports to live telecast matches Premier sports channel, Ten Sports, will run the matches live and give a programme on hockey during the 12th World Cup Hockey Tournament which returns to India after 28 years. Hockey is Indias national game and a successful showcasing of the event will only enhance the sports popularity. The spanking new Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium is in all readiness for what promises to be two weeks of 'Stick Magic. Watch all the matches live on Ten Sports. Ten Sports Studio Show: Hostess Mayanti Langer along with eminent guests Cedric DSouza and Jagbir Singh will analyse and discuss the games as they happen. Player profiles, match statistics, highlight, spectacular goals and a host of other informative segments will form part of this comprehensive show. The Teams: Twelve teams will vie for the coveted trophy in the 2010 edition of the FIH World Cup Hockey. For qualification, the FIH organised three World Cup Qualification tournaments. The winner of each World Cup Qualification Tournament qualified for the World Cup. In addition to the three, the host country gets automatic qualification and each of the continental champions from five confederations receives an automatic berth. The remaining three slots went to the teams that finished runners up, third and 4th at the EuroHockey Nations Championship.