Pakistan beat Maldives by a score of 3-0 on Monday to move on to the semi-finals of the SAFF U16 Championship in Bhutan. Green Shirts were in good shape, and Subhan Karim scored their first goal in the 14th minute. This put them ahead of their opponents. The Maldives looked unstable and never scored a goal. In the 39th minute, Abdul Samad gave Pakistan a bigger lead by making it 2-0. In the last part of the game, Pakistan went up 3-0 because the Maldives goalie scored an own goal.
Pakistan beat Maldives to enter SAFF U16 Championship semi-finals
Now, Pakistan will play the second-place team from Group A on September 8 in the semi-final. In the first game, Pakistan beat Bhutan. In their first game at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Saturday, the Pakistan U16 football team beat the home team Bhutan by a score of 2-1. The home team scored the first goal, but the Men in Green scored two goals in the first half to take the lead and start to control the game. Tandin Phuntsho gave his team an early lead when he scored a goal in the 13th minute.
Pakistan fought back, though, and scored a goal of their own just four minutes after Phuntsho’s goal. In the 17th minute, Pakistan’s leader Ubaid Ullah Khan tied the score, and the Green Shirts kept going on the attack. In the 30th minute, Subhan Karim got the second goal, which turned out to be the game-winning goal for his team. At the end of the first half, Pakistan led 2-1, and that was how it stayed until the end of the game.