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Football, which was formally known as soccer is among the most popular games of the world, it has gain its fame through its benefits at various levels. The most essential benefit of playing football is health benefit, research has shown that football is one of the most healthiest physical exercises, like the basic thing it improves your stamina and after that it keeps your hamstrings in good shape, so fundamentally this laborious game focuses over lower limb and if you keep playing, it results in many other health advantages and keeps you active for longer duration even in your old age.

The next prominent factor of football is that it is a source of entertainment for the audience as well as the player. The whole game depends on the footballer; a real footballer is the one who has maximum control over the ball that’s what makes him a legend.[1] Football in  Pakistan 

There are no precise origins of football; there is no exact location which points specifically to the birth of football. Greeks were the first people who initiated the basics of football by playing a game loosely resembling its counter paths. After then romans followed them by playing it in the same manner. Since 1951 football has been played as an Asian game as well. The history of football in Pakistan started from the day it existed on the worlds map in 1947.  Pakistan highly possesses this talent of football.  Football  in Pakistan is as old as country itself, the Pakistan football federation, PFF came into existence on 15th December 1947, Pakistan’s first leader Jinnah, became the pattern in chief and in 1948 Pakistan football federation became affiliated with FIFA. It organized the first national championship in 1948 at Karachi. Until 1958 Pakistan played on an international level by participating in Tokyo Asian games.
Pakistan is the Islamic country . In which a lot of game are playing and specially cricket was most common game in our country . We seem that foot ball is good game and in Pakistan no value have been given to playing football but as Compare cricket fan are more than in Pakistan as compare football .[2] Failure of football in Pakistan

Title Description
Type: Sport
Location: Pakistan
FIFA Lowest: 201 (April 2017)
FIFA Hightest : 95 (February 1994)
FIFA ranking Current: 201 Decrease 3 (6 April 2017)
SAFF affiliation : 1997
AFC affiliation: 1954
Confederation : AFC (Asia)
FIFA code : PAK
Governing body : Pakistan Football Federation
National team: Men's national team
National competitions : Pakistan Premier League
International competitions: AFC Cup AFC Champions League FIFA World Cup Asian Cup
Most caps : Jaffar Khan
Pakistan Football Federatioin Affilated with: FIFA
Pakistan Football Federatioin Came into existance in: 15 december 1947
Football also known as: Soccer

History of Football

Pakistan Football Federation
Pakistan Football Federation
Pakistan emerges Upon independence in 1947, both East and West wings of Pakistan inherited the football infrastructure, like other sports, based in their respective territories. The need for establishing a nationwide football association was urgent, given that India inherited the erstwhile Calcutta-based Indian Football Association and the All-India Football Federation (AIFF), in order to govern the game properly across Pakistan. The Pakistan Football Federation hence came into existence on December 5, 1947 and became a full member of FIFA in early 1948 with the Quaid-i-Azam,  Muhammad Ali Jinnah its Patron-in-Chief. One can only speculate if the Quaid actually had a liking for football, given how he spent many years of his life studying and practising law in England when the Football League system was evolving during the late 1880s. In fact, the Quaid’s 1930s extended stay in London coincided with the dominating Arsenal FC side of the legendary Herbert Chapman who masterminded a team that won a remarkable total of 5 Football League First Division titles and 2 FA Cup wins between 1930 and 1938. In 1948, the PFF organised the first ever National Football Championship held in Karachi between 28th May and 5th June. The first ever national champions were Sindh Red who defeated Sindh Blue in the final. However, any sort of professionalism in the game was non-existent. Pakistan was no different, as the first participants of the National Football Championship used players from local schools, colleges, government departments that coincidentally employed sportsmen, and open trials. Football in these parts was still years behind Europe. Playing the game barefoot was a norm in South Asia and this practice cost India dearly. India were invited to the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, after their remarkable fourth-place finish at the 1948 London Olympics. The Indian team, however, insisted on playing barefoot and were eventually disqualified by the game’s governing body. The PFF had a turbulent first two years due to a lack of funds and mismanagement. As a result, the National Championship was not held in 1949. However in early 1950, the PFF was completely restructured and reorganised after a general meeting of the council. Alhaj Khawaja Shahabuddin was made the PFF President and Wing Commander H.A. Soofi elected as the Honorary Secretary. This new look PFF helped bring back the National Championship, this time held in early September 1950 at  Quetta where a Balochistan Red team beat Sindh in the final. Due to infrequent nationwide competitions, it was the norm for Pakistani clubs teams to pursue friendly tours in neighbouring countries each year. Teams from Afghanistan, Iran, India, and Burma would often host Pakistani sides and play friendly matches against them in front of capacity crowds throughout the 1950s and later in the 1960s. The well-organised Dacca Football League in East Pakistan often attracted the best players from West Pakistan to play professionally in a competition run as a parallel to the National Championships each year.[3] History of Football

Pakistan football teams international matches from 1950 to 1959

Pakistani Player play football
Pakistani Player play football
Pak football team leaves for Jakarta
Pak football team leaves for Jakarta
  • 1950 – Pakistan Tour to Iran (Birthday of Shah of Iran) Manager: Khawaja Riaz Ahmed, Asstt. Manager: Abdul Sattar Kohati Iran beat  Pakistan  5-1 in presence of Shah of Iran Pakistan beat Taj FC 6-1 and drew 2-2 against a club from Isfahan
  • 1952 – Ist Asian Quadrangular Tournament – Colombo Manager: Khawaja Riaz Ahmed, Asst. Manager: Shajahan, Captain: Abdul Waheed Pakistan 2 – 0 Ceylon Pakistan 1-0 Burma India 0 – 0  Pakistan (Final)
  • 1952 – Iran in Pakistan Captain Abdul Wahid Durrani (Pak) Iran 3 – 1 Pakistan – Lahore Iran 4 – 2 Pakistan – Peshawar Iran 3 – 1 Pakistan –  Quetta Iran 1 – 1 Pakistan – Karachi (this is the only match of tour considered an official friendly by FIFA)
  • 1953 – 2nd Asian Quadrangular Tournament – Rangoon Manager - Syed Rahman, Captain – Mohammad Sharif India 1 – 0 Pakistan Burma 1 - 1 Pakistan Pakistan 6 – 0 Ceylon Pakistan 1 – 0 India (Unofficial Charity Match)
  • 1954 – Asian Games Manila Manager – Khawaja Riaz Ahmed, Asst. Manager - Khadakar, Captain - Sergeant Mohiuddin Kutti Pakistan 6-2 Singapore Burma 2-1 Pakistan
  • 1955 – 2nd Asian Quadrangular Tournament – Dhaka Manager – Abdul Wahid, Asst. F. Karim Chaudhry, Captain Jamil Akhtar Pakistan 4 – 2 Burma Pakistan 2 – 1 Ceylon Pakistan 1 – 2 India
  • 1956 – Pakistan tour to China  Pakistan 1 – 1 Canton XI (Friendly) Pakistan 2 – 2 China (Test – not counted as official friendly by FIFA/AFC) Pakistan 0 – 1 Chinese Army (Friendly) Pakistan 0 – 5 Chinese Youth Team (Friendly)
  • 1958 – Asian Games Tokyo – Japan Manager – Sharif Khan, Asstt. Manager - Rehman , Captain - Nabi Chaudhry (East  Pakistan)  Pakistan 1-3 Taiwan Pakistan 1-1 South Vietnam
  • 1959 – Pakistan tour to Burma Manager – Malik M. Hussain, Asstt. Manager K.P Jafar, Captain Masoodul Hassan Pakistan 3 – 2 Burma XI Pakistan 0 – 1 Burma (not counted as official by FIFA/AFC) Pakistan 2 – 4 Burma (not counted as official by FIFA/AFC)
  • 1959 – 1960 Asian Cup Qualifiers– hosted in India Manager – Flight Lt. Ramizuddin, Asstt. Manager – Pir Bakhsh Baloch, Coach – Saeed Mirza - Captain - Qayyum Ali Changezi, ‘Home’ Matches: Pakistan 0 – 1 India, Pakistan 4 – 1 Iran, Pakistan 2 – 1 Israel ‘Return’ Matches: Pakistan 1 – 0 India, Pakistan 1 – 4 Iran, Pakistan 2 – 2 Israel

Pakistan Premier League

Since its inception the PPL has been a 3-horse race between these three sides with Wapda winning four titles, Army two and one for KRL so far. Wapda, in fact played the entire 2007-08 Premier League season unbeaten and were crowned champions in February 2008! The emergence of clubs like PMC Athletico  Faisalabad , PPL founding member Afghan FC Chaman, and Baloch FC Nushki has been comforting since the stronger, well-established department sides poach talented players without any transfer fees or compensation involved! This coupled with the lack of corporate sponsorships and media coverage have hampered growth significantly even with the availability of better training facilities, international awareness, and growing popularity of football among the public. The revamping of the National Football Challenge Cup provided surprising winners like Navy (2008), although KRL won the recent two to complete their ‘Double’ of league and cup wins in 2009. The Geo Super Football League of 2007, running as a parallel city-based league to PPL, held in Karachi was the first televised domestic championship that saw record crowds at Peoples Stadium Karachi.  Islamabad United won that edition beating Karachi Bazigar on penalties in the final. However, that project failed to take off because of reasons PFF has yet to reveal. It wasn’t until 2010 that the Geo League came back with a KESC-owned Karachi Energy featuring Muhammad Essa, Muhammad Rasool, and Shakir Lashari beating the Chaman-dominated Quetta Zorawar 1-0 in final. The winners of the PPL qualified to participate in the third tier of the Asian club championship, the AFC President’s Cup minor from 2005 onwards as AFC revamped its Asian club structure in mid-2000s into three separate categories. The AFC Champions League for the bigger leagues in Asia, AFC Cup for mid-ranked leagues, and AFC President’s Cup for lower ranked leagues of SAFF & Central Asian regions like Pakistan. Despite  Pakistan hosting the 2007 edition at Punjab Stadium featuring Army (who even lost 3-2 to Bhutan’s Transport United!), only Khalid Butt’s WAPDA managed to make a credible impact in the 2009 edition as it lost in extra time of semi-finals 4-3 against home side and eventual winners Regar-TadAZ of Tajikistan. Women’s football also made its debut in 2005, albeit under AFC-FIFA prerequisites for continued development grants, with a steady increase in local teams like Diya FC Karachi, Young Rising Star FC Rawalpindi etc allowing young girls a first taste of the beautiful game in Pakistan and the chance to play for national team as shown in the recently concluded 2010 SAFF Women Championship held in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.[4] Pakistan Premier League PPL

19801984 Revival of international football

Pakistan football from nowhere to somewhere
Pakistan football from nowhere to somewhere
  The 1980s saw a modest rekindling of the beautiful game in  Pakistan . Karachi-based PIA won its sixth national championship in 10 years when they beat PAF in the final at Peshawar May 04, 1981. A few months later, Pakistan competed in the King’s Gold Cup in Thailand in November 1981, and despite not having played competitive international football for three years, Pakistan impressed with a goal-less draw against Indonesia, 1–0 loss at the hands of Thailand and China, and beat Malaysia 3–2 and Singapore 1–0 – and ended up finishing third in their pool behind Thailand and China. Before participating in the King’s Gold Cup, the  Pakistan team made a six-day goodwill tour of Burma for two friendly matches, which ended in a 0–1 loss against Aung Sen Selected XI and a 0–0 draw against Burma. Pakistan invited a few Asian countries to participate in the Quaid-i-Azam Gold Cup in February 1982, against whom they showed satisfactory performances. It included wins by the senior team, Pakistan Blues, over Bangladesh (2–0) and Nepal (2–1), a 0–0 draw with Oman, and a 1–4 loss to Iran. Pakistan also competed in the Asian Youth Championship qualifiers in Nepal after a gap of 20 years in November 1982. During this period, Pakistan’s international self-exile had more or less ended completely but regular action still seemed difficult to accomplish. Pakistan participated in the 1984 Merdeka Cup (Malaysia), and finished the tournament ranked fifth. Of their five matches, Pakistan won 2–0 against Algeria XI with both goals scored by Sharafat Ali (Wapda) but lost the remaining four matches: 1–6 against South Korea, 1–6 against China, 0–2 against Malaysia Tiger and 1–2 against Argentina XI. In October 1984, Pakistan travelled to India for the Asian Cup qualifiers but were met with disappointment as they lost against Malaysia (0–5), South Korea (0–6), and India (0–2). Pakistan did however beat North Yemen 4–1 and finished fourth in their group, while South Korea and India qualified for the final round. Some of the best players from the era who won domestic honours and played for Pakistan in the early half of the 1980s were Sharafat Ali, Naeem Gul, Naushad Baloch, Shamim Khan (current PIA coach), Matin Akhtar, Ghulam Sarwar Sr. Khalid Butt (current WAPDA coach), Mohammad Rashid (ex-Pakistan coach), Mohammad Akbar, Pervez Ramzan and Shoukat Mufti.[5] Revival of international football

Pakistan National Football Team

The Pakistan national football team represents Pakistan association football in FIFA-authorised events and is controlled by the Pakistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Pakistan. Pakistan's home ground is Punjab Stadium, Lahore, and the current team manager is Mohammad Al-Shamlan. Pakistan became a member of FIFA in 1948 joining the Asian Football Confederation. Pakistan's national team debuted in 1950. Pakistan contest the South Asian Football Federation Championship and South Asian Games, which alternate biennially. Pakistan won the Colombo Cup in 1952, jointly with India.  Pakistan  have never won the SAFF South Asian Football Championship – their best performances being semi-final appearances at the 1997 and 2005 Championships.

Fifa Trophy 2018

FIFA Trophy
FIFA Trophy
The Fans of Football in Pakistan Have Finally Gotten A Good News Thanks To Coke Pakistan .The football fanatics in Pakistan have waited for years to see Pakistan’s name in the same sentence as FIFA. We may be far from appearing at the international football front but we did hear some good news yesterday. Today 3-02-2018 the FIFA World Cup trophy has come to Pakistan for the first time. After the announcement, football fans welcomed it with great joy. Everyone tweeted to express their relief at finally hearing a positive news about the future of football in Pakistan. Famous personalities as Maya Ali , Momina Mustehsin, Quratulain Baloch , Younis Khan etc go along with to bring the trophy to Pakistan.For Pakistani football devotees, the visit of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy is just the beginning. Following this historic event, Coca-Cola Pakistan will undertake a series of initiatives across the country to promote and celebrate the fans’ love for football. In addition to the trophy tour, Coca-Cola will roll out a consumer promotion offering the fans a chance to attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia including a unique opportunity to represent Pakistan at the coin toss ceremony in one of the matches. [6] FIFA Trophy