Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad
The Pakistan Football Team is set to play a home game after a lapse of nearly three years against Palestine next month according to Football Palestine. The last time the Pak Shaheens walked out on home turf was the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh that ended in a goalless draw.
However, this time around the side is set to welcome Palestine to the country for two fixtures on the 14th and 16th of April.
Palestine have visited Pakistan in the past, coming for two friendlies in 2011, which were played in Lahore and Karachi respectively.
Pakistan is expected to field a young side again as the senior lot, with coach Shamlan again opting to leave out foreign-based players including the likes of Hassan Bashir (Fremad Amagar), Yousuf Butt (BGA) and Mohammad Ali (Svebolle), who have been highly impressive in the recent past.
Kaleemullah and Mohammad Adil, who are both playing for FC Dordoi Bishkek, could be called for the friendlies, but as the games are not on FIFA dates, it remains to be seen whether the duo are released by former Pakistan boss Zavisa Milosavljevic.