The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship Qualifiers Group B are likely to be postponed once again.
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.
It is likely that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers of Group B, also carrying Pakistan, would be held in the first week of May, a well-placed source told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.
Pakistan head-coach Mohammed Al Shamlan will not extend his contract with the national team after it expires in July this year.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) postponed the 2016 AFC Under-23 championship qualifiers Group B matches which were scheduled to be conducted at Lahore from March 23-31.
Pakistan football team will get a major boost when Denmark-based prolific striker Mohammad Ali joins the side ahead of their 2018 World Cup Qualifiers tie against Yemen.
An enthusiastic Pakistan side conquered Malaysia Under-19 football team beating them 3-1 in their practice match at Shah Alam Stadium Selangor in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Pakistan football team coach Mohammad Shamlan on Sunday stated that if his charges played with full focus against Yemen in the qualifiers for 2018 Russia World Cup, they could overcome them.
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.