KARACHI: Pakistan’s Street Child World Cup team thrashed Batnfjord/Reinsfjell FC 6-0 in the Norway Cup U16 boys’ competition in Oslo’s Ekeberg field on Monday.
In their second match of the competition, Abdul Raziq scored the opening goal, followed by H Aslam and Rahul Talha. The remaining goals were struck by Naveed, Aurangzeb and Ayaz Anwar.
The team is now leading Group 2 of Division B in the tournament with six points and have qualified for the next round.
“It’s overwhelming, and the support for our team is beyond words,” Azad Foundation official Itfan Maqbool told The Express Tribune. “The Pakistanis in Norway have come to watch the matches on both days, and it’s like we are playing at home.
“The team is also in form, and they’re playing as a unit.”
Pakistan will play their next match on Tuesday against Finnsnes IL Fotball.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.