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Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018
Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018

Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018 Update:

Pakistan Football team won its first match in the Asian Games after about 44 years.

Pakistan defeated Nepal 2-1 in its last Football match in Group ‘D’ at Bekasi, Indonesia on Sunday the 19th August 2018.

Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018 Details

Nepal started the match in great style as they netted their first goal in the 11th minutes.

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Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018. Besides that Pakistan players then changed their game plan and kept on playing defensive game.

Therefore, it helped them make their rivals tired and then getting benefit of the situation, the green shirts slammed an equalizer in the 54th minute through M Bilal.

Later, they maintained their possession of the Football and kept on attacking Nepal’s goals.

Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018. The continuous efforts paid off in the 72nd minute, when captain Saddam converted a beautiful goal to provide Pakistan team 2-1 lead.

Therefore this lead which remained intact till the final whistle and Pakistan emerged as winners. Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018.

Pakistan Football Fedration (PFF) President Faisal Saleh Hayat has congratulated the boys for earning a well-deserving victory in the mega event.

Pakistan has only ever won three matches at the Asain Games Football event now, the other two being in 1954 and 1974.

The victory, although, is a great moment for Pakistan but it also has downside.

Pakistan Triumph Ruined Nepal Asian Games 2018. PFF sent off the team without any physio or doctor and sent a masseur instead.

Which meant that if any of the players got injured they wouldn’t have any immediate access to doctor, thus relying on the host nation’s physicians.

As per the Fifa ranking, Pakistan is ranked as 201 because this was the very first tournament after March 2015, when the team last played the Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Yemen, but unfortunately lost against them.

Nepal Against Pakistan

Most importantly the opponent seems quite strong according to the statistics. Here is the comparison between Pakistan and Nepal:

International wins

Pakistan – 53 wins, 38 draws, 151 loss
Nepal – 51 wins, 35 draws, 123 loss

Fifa World Ranking

Pakistan – 201
Nepal – 161

Asian Games wins

Pakistan – 2
Nepal – 0

Fifa World Cup

Both teams have never qualified for Fifa Football World Cup.

Sources: The News, The Nation, Express Tribune, ProPakistani

Image Sources: Football Pakistan, ProPakistani

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