Pakistan team gets green light from govt to visit India for SAFF Cup

1686849693 Pakistan team gets green light from govt to visit India
Pakistan football team pose for a photo before a match in this undated picture. — Twitter/@TheRealPFF
Pakistan soccer staff pose for a photograph earlier than a match on this undated image. — Twitter/@TheRealPFF

KARACHI: The Pakistani authorities has given the go-ahead to the nationwide males’s soccer staff to go to India for the upcoming South Asian Soccer Federation (SAFF) Championship.

The SAFF Cup is scheduled to be performed in India from June 21-July 4.

The international ministry had given the clearance on June 2 whereas the inside ministry had given it on Thursday. Following this growth, the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination and Pakistan Sports activities Board will formally subject the no-objection certificates (NOC).

However, the staff utilized for a visa by way of the Indian embassy in Mauritius, the place it’s taking part in a four-nation cup, two days in the past.

Sources shared that the Pakistani staff officers have supplied all of the paperwork to the Indian embassy, together with the clearance from the Indian authorities, nonetheless, it has demanded that they are going to want written clearance from the Pakistani mission in Mauritius for the visa.

Officers, who spoke to Geo Information on the situation of anonymity, said that the clearance from the embassy will likely be issued after the NOC is given to them.

If every part goes in keeping with schedule, then the Pakistan soccer staff will depart Mauritius for India on June 18.

Within the four-nation cup in Mauritius, the soccer staff has had a match to overlook. The staff was knocked out of the match a day earlier after they misplaced their second match to Kenya by 1-0.

Pakistan will face Djibouti of their final match of the match on June 17.

The present Pakistan staff is dominated by diaspora gamers with some having good credentials.

It will likely be a testing time for the foreign-based employees and will likely be attention-grabbing to see how they carry out for the nation within the upcoming assignments together with SAFF Cup scheduled to be held in Bengaluru from June 21 to July 4