Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad
After missing out on International action during the November Friendly dates, Pakistan’s ranking on the International front has fallen down to 172 from 167.
The Pak Shaheens endured a similar fate last year when they only played one International game in November and consequently were placed 189 by February. However, with friendly double headers against Nepal and Maldives followed by the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers in March resulted in a huge jump to 170.
Since then Pakistan have played 6 games and improved their ranking to 167, however with the Federation failing to utilize the November dates, the Shaheens’ ranking has gone down once more.
Similarly other countries such as Nepal and India have also slumped, while Afghanistan continues to lead the SAFF pack with their 140th rank.