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Pakistan Street Child Football team reaches Norway Cup finals
- Web Desk
- Aug 05, 2023
OSLO: The Pakistan Street Child Football team is on a winning streak, having now reached the finals of the Norway Cup.
After defeating the Bremnes IL team 2-0 in the semi-finals, the squad registered its seventh consecutive victory. Players Abdul Wahab and Abid Ali scored the two goals.
The team will now meet Sola FK for the finals.
In total, the squad has scored 28 goals and conceded only two in the tournament. It is now one step from wining the cup.
Earlier in the quarter-final, Pakistan beat Sandviken 2-0 and secured their place in the semis. Both goals were scored by Faisal for the winning side.
Pakistan beat Trsyil FK 4-0 in the pre-quarter-final on August 3 to secure their place in the next round.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to Norway, Saadia Altaf Qazi, met the team on August 1 to laud their performance.
Pakistan is participating in the Norway Cup under the banner of Muslim Hands, a charity organization, and thus is playing under the name of Muslim Hands FC.
A total of 2,350 teams and about 30,000 players are participating in the tournament across different competitions.
Last year, the Pakistan team finished runners-up in the Street Child World Cup in Doha. They remained unbeaten throughout the tournament but lost the final against Egypt 4-3 on penalties.