Afghanistan, Pakistan to play football friendly in Lahore on Feb 6


Lahore: Afghanistan national football team has arrived in Pakistan to play an international friendly match with Pakistan on February 6 here at Punjab Stadium.

Unlike cricket, Afghanistan has a better side than Pakistan in the most popular sport of the world.

Afghanistan is ranked 46 places above Pakistan in the international rankings at No 142. Pakistan occupies lowly 188th spot.

Sources in Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) said that PFF aims to lift the game of its players by organizing such matches against better ranked teams.

“Afghanistan has a better side than us. Our players will learn from such matches, the source said,” he said.

He added that although Afghanistan may be ranked better than Pakistan but Pakistan would also have home condition advantage in the match.

“We expect a close and thrilling battle in the match. Let us hope our team wins,” he added.