Pakistan Women to Meet India in Football Semi-Final

Posted on December 19, 2010
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Update: India wins against Pakistan 8-0 in the semi-finals. Details here.

The Pakistan Women’s football team is set to meet India on Monday in the semi-finals of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) tournament being played in Bangladesh.

On the way to the semi-finals the Pakistan women’s football team scored its first ever goals in an international match when Mehwish Khan scored in the group match against the Maldives (in 44th minute) and then Malaika Noor in the 89th minute from a penalty. The 2-1 victory against the Maldives was Pakistan’s first international victory even in women’s football. This was followed by a 3-0 victory against Afghanistan which gave Pakistan a slot in the semi-finals.

Playing against Nepal (photo above) – one of the two tournament favorites, the other being India – Pakistan women got a major drubbing losing 12-0, including a stint of 6 minutes in which four goals were scored against Pakistan. However, reaching the semi-finals remains a major achievement. Although they are now pitted against the tournament favorites India, they are still in the medal run and we wish the Pakistan women’s football team the very best.

With the Pakistan women’s cricket team now has a string of achievements behind it and Pakistani women are also making their mark in athletics. It is great to see our women footballers blazing their own trail. Here is a news report on the Pakistan women’s football from last year Dawn News:

9 responses to “Pakistan Women to Meet India in Football Semi-Final”

  1. This is great achievement by Pakistan Football Team.

  2. Wadood says:

    Best wishes to Pakistan womens team. Although they do not seem to have a big chance to win, I think it is just terrific that they are competing and got those two victories. All these recent news about Pakistani women in sports make me feel good whether they win or not.

  3. Fauzia Haider says:

    Wish the Pakistani team victory in their Semi Final match. Where men fail, women succeed :)
    All the Best! We will be praying for your victory.

  4. Lubna says:

    Good to see they are competing. That itself is huge step. Good luck

  5. ShahidnUSA says:

    Move over Maradona, Pele, Kaka, Ronaldo and Beckham.
    They are coming.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bwVgfhilM8&NR=1

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