Quality should trump big names: Shamlan [Express Tribune]

Quality should trump big names: Shamlan [Express Tribune]

Pakistan coach Mohamed Shamlan believes that for the national team, selecting players based on their individual skills rather than the performance of their departments and clubs as a whole is imperative.

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Hitman Hassan to captain Pakistan against Afghans [The News]

Hitman Hassan to captain Pakistan against Afghans [The News]

Denmark-based striker Hassan Bashir will lead Pakistan football team in their one-off friendly against Afghanistan at the Punjab Stadium, Lahore, on Friday.

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Pakistan boost team for Afghan match [The News]

Pakistan boost team for Afghan match [The News]

The good news for Pakistan is that former Fulham defender Zeeshan Rehman and Denmark-based Hassan Bashir will be part of the team for the match against Afghanistan.

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Camp for major assignments begins [The News]

Camp for major assignments begins [The News]

National footballers will assemble in Lahore on Saturday (today) to kick-start their preparations for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers

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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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PPFL’s top scorer eyes short-term contract in Africa [Express Tribune]

PPFL’s top scorer eyes short-term contract in Africa [Express Tribune]

Chitral-based striker Muhammad Rasool is not only the top scorer at the Pakistan Premier League (PPFL) with 22 goals in 20 games this season, but has also caught the eye of the clubs in Ghana and Zimbabwe, with offers coming in for the K-Electric member to play for them.

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Kaleem’s Dordoi deal may put PFF in a fix [The News]

Kaleem’s Dordoi deal may put PFF in a fix [The News]

If the PFF accommodates Kaleem in the team irrespective of the time in which he joins the outfit then it might invite criticism from the other foreign-based players who play leagues in Denmark and England.

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