2015: Politics, corruption beat Pakistan football yet again [Dawn]

2015: Politics, corruption beat Pakistan football yet again [Dawn]

It was a year that promised so much for Pakistan football, yet it ended with little to show for on the playing field.

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FIFA recognises Faisal, upholds June 30 elections [The News]

FIFA recognises Faisal, upholds June 30 elections [The News]

FIFA has clarified that it recognises Faisal Saleh Hayat and the remaining executive committee members who stood for election on June 30, 2015, as office-bearers of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for two years.

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Lack of activities worries senior football players [The News]

Lack of activities worries senior football players [The News]

Pakistan’s senior football team players have stressed that the conflict between the two factions of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) should be resolved as soon as possible.

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Political interference ruining Pakistan football: Faisal [Nation]

Political interference ruining Pakistan football: Faisal [Nation]

Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has said that the matter of the federation has reached at a very crucial stage after the Fifa’s decision which endorsed him as PFF chief and urged the government to stop political interference in the federation’s matters.

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Pakistan to face India in SAFF Cup opener [Dawn]

Pakistan to face India in SAFF Cup opener [Dawn]

Pakistan will face India in their opening game of the SAFF Suzuki Cup later this year but the fate of the national team remains hanging in the balance due to the crisis in the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF).

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Pakistan’s Hayat keeps AFC legal posts despite breaking the law at home [IWF]

Pakistan’s Hayat keeps AFC legal posts despite breaking the law at home [IWF]

With little fanfare and hardly any publicity, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently proudly announced the makeup of its new standing committees for the next four years. One of those re-elected as chairman of its legal committee - was Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, the controversial Pakistani who has been at the centre of a bitter domestic dispute.

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Professionals should be appointed in PFF, says Mujahid [Dawn]

Professionals should be appointed in PFF, says Mujahid [Dawn]

Former national team captain Col Mujahidullah Tareen has asked the incumbent Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) administrator Justice Asad Munir to appoint technically-qualified people in the country’s football governing body to put the game on the right track in the country.

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FIFA to discuss Pakistan issues in September [The News]

FIFA to discuss Pakistan issues in September [The News]

FIFA said on Thursday that Pakistan’s football matters would be discussed in a meeting in September.

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FIFA probe goes in Faisal’s way [The Nation]

FIFA probe goes in Faisal’s way [The Nation]

The FIFA fact finding mission has endorsed Makdhoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat-led PFF rejecting the claims made by the rival faction, sources revealed on Monday.

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