Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 Update:
To organize global football tournaments, a body with the name ‘International Socca Federation’ (ISF) in 2017. Pakistan named as one of its members. The International Soccer Federation (ISF) operate international small-sided football competitions for both national and club team in the formats of 5,6, 7 and 8-a-side football.
ISF brings together the expertise of the industry’s leaders to launch the most exciting international small-sided Soccer tournaments in locations across the world. Any national level organization which runs 5, 6, 7 or 8-a-side Soccer leagues is eligible to register to join ISF and gain the license to run their national team. Once registered and approved, the licensee becomes the exclusive operator of their country’s national team and the only organization eligible to represent their country in ISF world or continental Championships.
During the inauguration of ISF Pakistan’s representation was carried out by members of Leisure League, who have also organized several mini-football events in Pakistan already.
In a statement issued Thursday the 08th February 2018, an official of Leisure Leagues said:
“Shahzeb Trunkwala of Leisure Leagues is appointed as vice president of the body.”
While everyone is dreaming of seeing Pakistan feature in the World Cup and compete against best countries, Pakistan’s 6-a-side Soccer team dreams are coming true as they will be participating in Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018.
The Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 is an event which is organized by International Socca Federation, a world body for mini Soccer. The Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 is played on a smaller ground with 6 players per team.
Lahore ICAW FC will represent Pakistan at the tournament. The team qualified for the Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 event after they won the Pakistan’s Leisure League national championship.
In group matches of Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018, Pakistan will face teams from Spain, Russia, and Moldova. The complete schedule is mentioned below:
Each team will play a minimum of three group games, with the top two teams from each group moving into the knockout stages. Winners from groups A, D, F and H will go to one side of the draw. Those teams will pair off against runner-up teams from groups B, C, E and G. The other half of the draw will see Winners from groups B, C, E and G pair off against runner-up teams from groups A, D, F and H. Following true knockout style format, the losing teams from this point onward will be heading home. Quarterfinals, Semifinals and The Final are the only three games that will stand between them and world championship status.
The participating nations, from across Europe, Asia, America and Africa now know the teams which they will meet at the group stages, and the path that they will have to follow to progress to the final, with the winners of Group A facing the runners up of Group B, and so on, in the standard competition format. The groups of Socca Mini Football World Cup 2018 is given below:
Afaq Ahmed, the captain of ICAW FC talking to private news channel said that this playing a global tournament and representing the country is like dream coming true for him.
Afaq Ahmed said:
“What else one can do for football than to send a team from Pakistan to an international tournament. We have never been in a football World Cup. Even though Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 is not a main Soccer World Cup but for us, Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 will be of much bigger importance and we are hoping that the nation would be supporting us to claim the title for the country.”
The Pakistan Vie Socca Mini Football World Cup Lisbon 2018 will start from 23rd September 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.