Like in the past, Pakistan fell in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers when they were held by Yemen to a goalless draw in their second leg in Manama on March 23.
Pakistan head-coach Mohammed Al Shamlan will not extend his contract with the national team after it expires in July this year.
Pakistan’s top winger Mohammad Adil has been offered a trial at a Dutch second-tier club, the FC Dordoi midfielder told Dawn on Tuesday.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) postponed the 2016 AFC Under-23 championship qualifiers Group B matches which were scheduled to be conducted at Lahore from March 23-31.
An enthusiastic Pakistan side conquered Malaysia Under-19 football team beating them 3-1 in their practice match at Shah Alam Stadium Selangor in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Pakistan were drawn with a monstrous Yemen side in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round as the draws for the 12 lowest-ranked Asian nations were unveiled at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
Asia’s 12 lowest ranked sides – India, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Timor Leste, Nepal, Macau, Pakistan, Mongolia, Brunei and Bhutan – will be involved in the draw at AFC House.
Pakistan ended their decade long drought at home after beating Afghanistan 2-1 in an International Friendly in Lahore, also avenging the 3-0 loss suffered to the SAFF Champions in August 2013.
Pakistan coach Mohamed Shamlan believes that for the national team, selecting players based on their individual skills rather than the performance of their departments and clubs as a whole is imperative.