In an enthralling semi-final of the Street Child World Cup, Pakistan beat Indonesia on penalties. The final score are 5-4. The tournament is being held in Russia. You may recall that in 2014, this team came in limelight after their commendable performance in Brazil. It is a matter of great pride and honor that this team has reached the final representing Pakistan.
Congratulations!! Pakistan has qualified for the FINAL of Street Child Football World Cup in Russia. Superb performance by goal keeper Abrar. Hats off to Muslim Hands foundation for training these kids. pic.twitter.com/iuB2o147Pp
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) May 14, 2018
This performance stands out because Football in Pakistan though very popular, is not taken up professionally by many. The national team ranking has plummeted in the recent years, with Fifa banning Pakistan Football Federation. Coming back to the tournament, the young boys defeated Tajikistan in their quarter final.
Muslim Hands, is the organization which prepared team Pakistan for this event. This organization works with various communities and takes part in community development projects. They have been working with street footballers since 2014.
Bring the Cup home, boys!