FPDC's Shahrukh Sohail writes on Pakistan's 1st leg clash with Yemen and the mammoth task they face in Bahrain.
Pakistan head-coach Mohammed Al Shamlan will not extend his contract with the national team after it expires in July this year.
Pakistan were drawn with a monstrous Yemen side in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round as the draws for the 12 lowest-ranked Asian nations were unveiled at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
The first-round qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will see Pakistan play the away leg of the playoff tie on March 12 before the home leg five days later.
It is time the PFF woke up and rescue its variant of the beautiful game before it perishes once and for all. Not for themselves maybe, but for our country.
For a country that has never won a World Cup Qualifying match and not scored a WCQ goal in over a decade you would have expected a bit more serious planning, urgency and ambition.