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Dreams of nothingness [Dawn]

Pakistan Asian Games 2010

By Mohammed Shahnawaz Every four years a phenomenon grips the Pakistani public that is the football World Cup with pockets of areas in the country with more serious interest in the tournament than others. These areas include the troubled neighbourhoods of Karachi such as Lyari, parts of Balochistan and urban centres like Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad where vehicles and rooftops ... Read More »

Overseas players need conducive environment to excel [DAWN]

If what Essa says is true, then there can be no question that those who give less than 100% should not be selected but when you look at the build-up to the Bangladesh match, a World Cup qualifier no less, then any player arriving a few days ahead of the match would shake their head at the chaotic preparations – and to be honest, the domestic-based players should have done the same. Read More »

“Commitment” – The Pakistani excuse

by FPDC staffer M. Shahnawaz ‘Commitment‘ became the best used excuse by Tariq Lutfi and his staff, any player they felt needed discarding or whatever reason was said to be not committed enough and was hence shown the door. This was the favourite term Lutfi and his staff used against some of the overseas players, and later the domestic players ... Read More »

PFF must act now as foreign coaches line up for the job (DAWN)

By Shazia Hasan Pakistan football team’s chief coach Tariq Lutfi may come up with all sorts of arguments to save his job, but the fact remains that the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is adamant on showing him the door in favour of a talented foreign coach. After PFF Secretary Col Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi’s recent admission that they were entertaining ... Read More »