AFC ExCo met before 2019 Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi, with Faisal Saleh Hayat still a member and considered PFF President despite losing SC mandated elections last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pakistan national team captain Zesh Rehman believes his side’s first round World Cup Qualifying draw against Yemen is the toughest match his nation could have expected.
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.
Asia’s 12 lowest ranked sides – India, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Timor Leste, Nepal, Macau, Pakistan, Mongolia, Brunei and Bhutan – will be involved in the draw at AFC House.