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POST TIME: 3 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Pakistan’s initial target is to reach knockout phase
Sports Reporter

Pakistan’s initial target is to reach knockout phase

Pakistan football, who were suspended by FIFA for about seven months in 2017, came here with the initial target to cross the group phase hurdle in the SAFF Championship due to kick off from tomorrow.

Pakistan, since their suspension could play but only three official matches  in the Asian Games in last four years, as their Brazilian coach Jose Antonio Noogueira told the reporters yesterday before their practice session at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Despite huge dilemma after returning in football Pakistan did an impressive result in the Asian Games when they won against Nepal by 2-1 and were third among four teams in their group.

Though the Pakistan coach explained all about their problems but the team looked very strong, as their 20 men squad is comprised with nine players, who play in different foreign league in Europe and Australia. They have four players who are playing in Denmark, one each player playing in Australia, Cyprus,  Maldives, USA, China and Hong Kong.