A friendly coach [The News on Sunday]

A friendly coach [The News on Sunday]

Former Bahraini defender Mohammad Shamlan ultimately quit as Pakistan football team coach last week after his two-year contract expired.

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Satisfied Shamlan says goodbye to Pakistan [The News]

Satisfied Shamlan says goodbye to Pakistan [The News]

Mohammad Shamlan on Thursday announced that he had quit as Pakistan football team coach after the expiry of his contract and signed a one-year deal with Bahrain’s Riffa Sports Club.

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Failure yet again [The News on Sunday]

Failure yet again [The News on Sunday]

F­ollowing a disappointing failure in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers a couple of months back, Pakistan football team also failed to impress in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers.

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AFC qualifiers aftermath: PFF backing Shamlan despite poor show [Express Tribune]

AFC qualifiers aftermath: PFF backing Shamlan despite poor show [Express Tribune]

Despite a dismal show at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2016 U23 Championship qualifiers, Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi hopes to extend coach Mohammed Shamlan’s contract, which ends in July.

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With Kuwait defeat, Pakistan football faces uncertain future

With Kuwait defeat, Pakistan football faces uncertain future

Already without competitive football for the next four years after their 3-1 aggregate loss to Yemen in the first round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, the game in the country is left facing an uncertain future.

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Shamlan will not extend Pakistan contract [Dawn]

Shamlan will not extend Pakistan contract [Dawn]

Pakistan head-coach Mohammed Al Shamlan will not extend his contract with the national team after it expires in July this year.

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AFC U23 Group B qualifiers shifted from Pakistan [The News]

AFC U23 Group B qualifiers shifted from Pakistan [The News]

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.

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Road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Pre-Qualifiers [FPDC Exclusive]

Road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Pre-Qualifiers [FPDC Exclusive]

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.

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‘Far-sighted’ Shamlan eyes long-term impact [Dawn]

‘Far-sighted’ Shamlan eyes long-term impact [Dawn]

Mohammad Al Sham­lan’s arrival sparked a wave of optimism that he would take Pakistan’s football team to the next level.

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