Pakistan beat Bhutan 3-0 to qualify for SAFF Cup semifinals after 13 years

10:06 PM | 8 Sep, 2018
Pakistan beat Bhutan 3-0 to qualify for SAFF Cup semifinals after 13 years
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DHAKA - Pakistan national football team Sunday defeated Bhutan by 3-0 in the group-A match of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship at Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu National Stadium to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.

The Pakistani side took early lead in the crucial match with Mohammad Riaz scoring first goal for Pakistan. Nine minutes later, Pakistan doubled their lead as Hassan Bashir scored a goal.

Pakistan ended the first half with a 2-0 lead over Bhutan.

In the second half, both the teams tried hard to score but no one was able to score the goal until the added injury time when Faheem Ahmed scored the third for Pakistan in the 91st minute.

Pakistan had last played the semis of SAFF cup back in 2005.