Lahore Pakistan, Sunday, April 28, 2013:
Pakistan U-14 footballers continued their magnificent run and demolish the arch rival India in the AFC U-14 Championship -2014 (Qualifiers) match at Samen Al Aemeh Stadium, Mashad, Iran by 2:0. Midfielder Muhammad Ikhlas the scored the first goal in the 9th minute of the first half. The second goal scored by the Striker Majeed Khan in the 44th minute of the second half.
The victory of Pakistan further strengthens their chances to qualify for the final round of the inaugural AFC U-14 Championship. Pakistani Youth footballers showed their professional game skills to outclass the top teams of Asia. Match against India at any level is considered as the biggest match. The players of both teams always have an added pressure to perform beyond their ability and strength.
According to the press release issued here by PFF, Pakistan didn’t take any extra pressure in a match of such level and enjoyed most of the possession. They were focused and showed their dominance against the Indian team. This match was equally important for India whose team has already lost the most crucial match against host Iran and won against Kyrgyzstan.
This match was equally important for India to remain in the competition but their hopes got a shock in this match by a better planning and offensive strategy of the Pakistani team under the expert coaching. It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan showed to the football family that despite limited resources as compare to India, Pakistan youth team is far superior.
President PFF, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat showed great pleasure on the devotion of the Pakistani team. He was thrilled with the effort of PFF in coaching of the players and training being given to them by their coaches.
Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi was jubilant on the success of his team and hoped that they would continue to display this ability in the next match.
With three convincing victories under the belt confident Pakistan U-14 National team now play their last and the most crucial game against the Host Iran on 29 April. This match will confirm the slot of one team from Group D for the final round of AFC U-14 Championship.