On Saturday Pakistan National Football Team reached Saudi Arabia to play the first match of round 2 of World Cup Qualifier match against Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan and the hosts Saudi Arabia will play the match in Prince Abdullah Bin Jalavi Stadium in Isha city on Thursday. Both teams are in Group G, alongside Jordan and Tajikistan.
For the first time in its history Pakistan has qualified for the second round of World Cup qualifiers. Currently Pakistan rank 193 in FIFA rankings. While Saudi Arabia ranks at 57 position.
The squad includes Goalkeeper Yusuf Butt, Salman ul Haq and Hasan Ali, Defender Abdullah Iqbal, Haseeb Khan, Mamoon Musa Khan, Mohibullah, Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Saddam, Junaid Shah, Rao Umar Hayat and Muhammad Hamza Munir, Midfielders Rahus Nabi, Alamgir Ghazi, Rajab Ali, Ali Uzair, Imran Kayani and Haroon Hamid, forward Shaiq Dost, Otis Khan, Faridullah, Abdul Samad Arshad, Muhammad Waleed Khan and Adeel Younis.
Pakistan team will be looking to upset Saudi Arabia team under management of head coach Stephen Constantine and grab three important points for the team. The match against Saudi Arabia will be very tough specially playing away.
The top two teams in the group will qualify for the third and final round of qualifications. Pakistan has improved their football tactically under the English coach. Pakistan team will fancy their chances of qualification against Jordan and Tajikistan.
Pakistan will play the next match at home against Tajikistan in Jinnah Stadium Islamabad on 21st of November.