Pakistan and Tajikistan soccer groups reached Islamabad to play a high-voltage match within the capital at Pakistan Sports activities Complicated’s Jinnah Stadium on Tuesday for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Pakistan is taking part in the second match of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers as within the first match, Saudi Arabia defeated Pakistan 4-0.
The soccer groups of Pakistan and Tajikistan will take part within the follow session in the present day (Monday).
Saudi Arabia emerged victorious with a 4-0 win over Pakistan, however the Saudi workforce’s head coach, Roberto Mancini, acknowledged Pakistan’s spectacular efficiency and progress within the post-match press convention.
Mancini emphasised the difficult nature of soccer, stating, “On this planet of soccer, there isn’t any simple match, and the Pakistani nationwide workforce carried out nicely.”
Regardless of succumbing to a 4-0 defeat, the Pakistani workforce showcased resilience, significantly in protection, till the fiftieth minute once they conceded a penalty.
The Males in Inexperienced maintained their willpower, holding their very own towards the fifth-best Asian workforce till Saudi Arabia scored two late targets in stoppage time.
Mancini, famend for his teaching achievements, began his profession with Fiorentina within the 2001/02 season, securing the ‘Coppa Italia’ in his debut season.