Pakistan football's head coach Shehzad Anwar has been trying to instill much-needed firepower in a team which lacks experience to prepare for major events this year, especially the joint 2026 FIFA World Cup / 2027 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers
Asian U-23 Championship: Pakistan placed in tough group [The News]
Pakistan U23s drawn in qualifiers Group D with 2016 winners Japan, group hosts Bahrain, and Palestine. Matches to be played 6-12 September.
2020 AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers begin today sans Pakistan [The News]
Faisal Saleh Hayat's PFF faction pulled out of AFC U23 qualifiers due to infighting.
Pakistan football team out of 2020 Olympics race [Dawn]
FIFA-backed Faisal Saleh Hayat group withdraws from 2020 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers barely 3 weeks before scheduled matches.
AFC U23 Qualifiers: Uncertainty creating anxiety among players, coaches [The News]
With no end of new PFF crisis in sight due to FIFA inaction, worries that Pakistan will again return to missing international events.
Journey to Thailand 2020 begins [AFC]
Pakistan U23s in Group F with India, Tajikistan, and hosts Uzbekistan; AFC U23 qualifiers scheduled for March 2019
Preparation for 2020 Olympics qualifiers: PFF plans to arrange international matches for team [The News]
"We would like our side ... to get at least five matches against some better sides before the qualifiers" in March 2019.
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.
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.
Shamlan positive as U23s leave for AFC Championship [The News]
Despite having failed to secure international friendlies, Pakistan football team coach Mohammad Shamlan on Wednesday said his charges would give tough time to their strong rivals in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship Qualifiers