Pakistan beat Cambodia 1-0 on Tuesday, their first win in the history of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Pakistan won the game with a goal scored by Harun Hamid in the 67th minute. In Cambodia, the first leg of the match between the two teams finished with no goals. Plus, star forward Otis Khan didn’t play in the second match either because FIFA wouldn’t let him.
Pakistan beat Cambodia in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
It is important to note that Khan was not allowed to play in the first half by FIFA, the organisation that controls the sport, even though he had a Pakistani passport. Khan played his first game for Pakistan in a friendly against Mauritius in June of last year. His eligibility was based on his paternal grandpa, Kanwar Jamil Mohammed Khan.
Born in Delhi, he moved to Pakistan after the partition in 1947 and then settled in Manchester. Today was the first time since 2011 that Pakistan had held a FIFA/AFC World Cup Qualifier. Bangladesh played at the Punjab Stadium. Pakistan will now play Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Tajikistan in the second round of qualifying. They are all in Group G.
Goalkeepers: Usman Ali, Salman ul Haq and Yousaf Butt.
Defenders: Mamoon Moosa Khan, Mohibullah, Sohail Khan, Juniad Shah, Ali Khan Niazi, Rao Umar Hayat, Abdullah Iqbal and Easah Suliman.
Midfielders: Alamgir Ghazi, Ali Uzair, Rajab Ali, Nizamuddin, Harun Hamid and Rahis Nabi.
Forwards: Waleed Khan, Mohammad Waheed, Yousuf, Fareed Khan, Abdul Samad, Otis Khan, Moin Ahmed, and Shayak Dost.