Welcome to FootballPakistan’s LIVE and exclusive text commentary for the AFC U-16 Qualifier between Pakistan and UAE at the Punjab Stadium, Lahore.
FootballPakistan apologizes for the lack of Text commentary in the 2nd half due to technical issues!
National Anthems being played right now, we are almost at kick-off!
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Shoaib, Rashid Khan, Adnan Ashraf, Mohammad Shahbaz, Wali Khan, Munir Ahmad Baloch, Faisal Hasan, Mohammad Zohaib, Umar Ali, Rajab Ali, Hassam Mehmood, Arsalan Ali, Zulfiqar, Salman Raheem, Zain Ul Abidin, Muhammad Waleed Ayaz
Coach: Sajjad Mehmood
Half-Time: Pakistan 0-0 UAE. The Young Shaheens have played well with the home advantage, but they need to score as UAE are building up pressure.
44′ Wali Khan’s cross goes in the box, but Mohammad Zohaib is unable to divert the ball into the goal! Zohaib gets another try, but the UAE defender blocks it and Pakistan have another corner, which the opposition clears!
42′ Close call for Pakistan, goalkeeper Shoaib spills Essa Mohammad’s long range freekick, but the Shaheens are lucky to escape as the goalie gathers!
40′ Pakistan and UAE battling it out in the middle of the park. But it’s been a dull affair in the past few minutes!
33′ UAE almost score!! Essa Mohammad crosses for Majid Mohammad, but his fierce shot crashes against the post! The Arabs come back for another try, but Faisal Ahmad’s shot is easily caught by goalkeeper Shoaib!
31′ Unofficial break, as the referee allows the players to have some cooling drinks on the touch line! Hot and humid in Lahore!
24′ UAE piling on the pressure now, as they take consecutive corners! Pakistan counter but UAE keep them out with long-range speculative shots.
21′ Yellow Card for UAE: Mohammad Abdulla
20′ Munir lays it off to Umair Ali to score, but his weak shot crashes against UAE’s defender, who then clear the ball.
19′ Adnan Ashraf gives away a cheap foul on the right-wing, but Pakistan hold on to clear!
17′ UAE settling into the game now. Pakistan primarily relying on the long ball to score but with good little build-ups.
12′ UAE almost score! But Pakistan gets lucky, as there is no one to tap home Ammar Hassan’s cross!
11′ Pakistan camped in the UAE box, 2nd corner kick in a row. But it comes to nothing.
8′ Hassam Mehmood builds-well before the goal, but UAE defends and the ball goes out for a corner.
5′ Munir has another crack at goal, but his shot comes off the post.
4′ Munir Ahmad dribbling past UAE defenders and tries his luck! But the ball goes wide!
2′ Pakistan have their first weak attempt at goal!