Pakistan football team’s departure to Tajikistan for FIFA qualifier delayed

10:13 PM | 10 Jun, 2024
Pakistan football team’s departure to Tajikistan for FIFA qualifier delayed
Source: @PakistanFootballOfficial

The Pakistan national football team was unable to depart for Dushanbe to play their final round two away fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers against Tajikistan on June 11 due to technical flight issues, the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) announced on Monday.

The South Asian team previously lost 4-0 to Saudi Arabia in the first leg of the qualifiers in Al Ahsa. On June 6, Saudi Arabia defeated Pakistan again, this time 3-0 at the Jinnah Football Stadium in Islamabad, with Firas Tariq Nasser Al-Buraikan scoring twice within the first 41 minutes, giving the visitors a decisive lead.

Additionally, Pakistan suffered another setback in the qualifiers, losing 6-1 to Tajikistan in Islamabad shortly after their defeat to Saudi Arabia.

"The Pakistani football team couldn’t depart for Tajikistan," the PFF said in a statement on Monday. "The team was supposed to leave via a chartered flight on Wednesday, but the flight was halted due to technical issues."

The national squad had already arrived at the airport lounge when the flight was canceled, the statement added.

Pakistan sits at the bottom of Group G in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and is already out of contention for the third round after losing four consecutive matches.

Alongside Saudi Arabia, Pakistan's Group G opponents include Jordan and Tajikistan. In the second round of the qualifiers, 36 teams are divided into nine groups of four. The winners and runners-up from each group advance to the third round.

Pakistan squad:

Goalkeepers: Yousuf Butt (D), Saqib Hanif and Hassan Ali

Defenders: Abdullah Iqbal (D), Mohammad Fazal (D), Haseeb Khan, Rao Omer Hayat, Mamoon Moosa, Mohammad Saddam, 

Waqar Ihtisham, Moin Ahmed and Abdul Rehman

Midfielders: Rahis Nabi (D), Otis Khan (D), Ali Uzair, Umair Ali, Toqeer ul Hassan, Alamgir Ghazi and Ali Zafar

Forwards: Imran Kayani (D), McKeal Abdulah, Fareedulah, Adeel Younas and Shayak Dost

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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