International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017 Update: Finding out that our countrymen thrashed the Indians in football were an honorable news to hear, especially in a sport which is not giving much importance to Pakistan.
However, it was indeed disappointing to hear how none of the media outlets in our country were talking about this news. Hence, it wasn’t brought much to the attention of the locals.
Moving on to the big news – International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017 Pakistan beat India by the score of 12-0. Islamabad Football Association (IFA) beat RSSA – Rising Sun Soccer Academy by the score of 12-0 in the under-18 tournament.
The Pakistani boys made the match one-sided by leading the first half of the International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017 with the score of 7-0.
Hassam Khan scored four goals, whereas, Sheryar Khan scored three, Ali Imam scored twice and Naufil Hussain, Ahtisham, and Abdullah Shah managed to score one each.
The representing team of Pakistan in International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017, IFA has to play a total of six matches in the group stage.
They have played four matches in International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017, out of which they won three matches and one got through a walkover. They have beat the team of China, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh in International Gothia Cup U18 Football Tournament 2017.
Sadly though, quite a few people have been talking about this achievement since this wasn’t brought to the attention of locals by the media.
It is indeed a great news to see how our boys are bringing pride to the name of their country in China by leading the tournament stages so far. We wish the Islamabad Football Association players all the best of luck and hope they bring the cup back home.
About International Gothia Cup
Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.
It’s the teams, and participants from around the world that make the tournament unique. A meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality, with football as the common denominator. Our organization consists of eight full-time employed staff and during the tournament works more than 2 500 people.
Gothia Cup was first held in 1975. The tournament was started by the football associations BK Häcken, GAIS and a local newspaper but has been owned since the early 80’s entirely and solely by BK Häcken. Through the years, almost a million players from a total of 146 countries have participated in the tournament.