Pakistan Street Child Football team has qualified for the semi-finals of the World Youth Football Cup ‘Norway Cup’.
Pakistan team downed Sandviken club by 2-0 in the quarterfinal. For Pakistan Faisal scored both goals. Pakistan would now face Bremnes club in the semifinals.
Pakistan have registered six wins in a row dur-ing the tournament so far.
The team will play the semi-final, later today, against the winner of the clash between Bremnes and Charlottenlund Sportsklubb.
Pakistan beat Trsyil FK 4-0 in the pre-quarter-final yesterday to secure their place in the next round. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Norway, Saadia Altaf Qazi, also met the Pakistan team on Tuesday. She lauded the team’s performance in the tournament, so far, on this occasion.
Pakistan is participating in the Norway Cup under the banner of Muslim Hands, a charity organization, and thus is playing under the name of Muslim Hands FC.
A total of 2,350 teams and about 30,000 players are participating in the tournament across different competitions.
It must be noted here that the Pakistan team finished runners-up in the Street Child World Cup in Doha last year. They remained unbeaten throughout the tournament but lost the final against Egypt on penalties (4-3).
They were also the runners-up in the previous edition in Russia (2018), meanwhile, in Brazil (2014) they finished third.
Tufail Shinwari (c), Saud Ahmed, Asad Nasir, Abid Ali, Faisal Ahmad, Mohammad Ali, Ahmad Raza, Abdul Wahab, Shahmir, Sahil Gull, Mohammad Adeel, Abdullah, Ubaid Ullah, Ali Asif.