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Of corruption, despotism and power-struggles: into the murky world of football in Pakistan [Catch News]

by Bhargab Sarmah (Catch News, 30 December 2015) “Pakistan has promising bunch of players. But people here prefer personalities before sport. Lack of merit, favouritism, politics for power in the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is not helping the cause of the game in this country,” former Pakistan national team coach John Layton had lamented after leaving his post in 2002. ... Read More »

The old guard makes way for the new generation

By  openDemocracy  After a period of transition for the Pakistan national football team, 2015 saw the emergence of a number of talented young players who look set to pave the way for a bright future. Following a difficult 2014, in which the side lost all three of its friendly games, against Lebanon, Indonesia, and Palestine, 2015 began brightly with a 2-1 ... Read More »

A friendly coach [The News on Sunday]

Former Bahraini defender Mohammad Shamlan ultimately quit as Pakistan football team coach last week after his two-year contract expired. Read More »

Failure, yet again [TNS]

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. Read More »

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