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Pakistan qualifies for the SAFF Championship semi-finals for the first time since 2005

September 9, 2018

Muhammad Riaz celebrates after scoring against Bhutan in their SAFF Championships. Photo Courtesy: Football Pakistan

Pakistan has qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 South Asian Football Federation Championship.

Pakistan secured their place in the last four as they beat Bhutan 3-0 on Saturday. The side has qualified for the semi-final of the multi-nation event for the first time since 2005

The green shirts took the lead as Muhammad Riaz put Pakistan ahead in the 20th minute. Hassan Bashir made it 2-0 after nine minutes.

Pakistan’s third goal was scored by Faheem Ahmed in the stoppage time.

The side was placed in Group A alongside Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Pakistan began their campaign against Nepal with a 2-1 win over Nepal but suffered a 1-0 loss to Bangladesh.


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