Indian Football

Pakistan Football Federation Chairman Confirms They Are in Talks With AIFF Over Scheduling Friendlies With India

Arjun Singh Devgan

The chairman of Pakistan football federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee has confirmed that they are in talks with All India Football Federation (AIFF) over and other Asian countries in order to ensure that they can schedule friendly matches with Pakistan.

Haroon in an interview to Geo Super admitted that the PFF’s Normalisation Committee have been in contact with all the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member countries including India to see if they can chalk out playing time for the players of its men’s and women’s team.

“We have contacted all members association of AFC, including India, requesting them for friendlies. We are reaching out to our friendly countries as well. We are ready to host the matches and to tour, we are also open for reciprocal games. The Idea is to provide maximum playing opportunity to our senior men’s and women’s team," he said.

The NC chairman further reiterated that sports should be kept away from politics especially when it comes to scheduling games with India as that would only help their players improve.

“It is beyond politics. We have written to all countries including India,” he said. “For our players, it will be beneficial to play a better ranked Indian team. We can always learn from playing against a top team. India is much bigger than we are in terms of federation size as well, so we can also learn from them there.”

It will be interesting to see whether India and Pakistan can be seen facing each other on the field, considering that the relationship between the two countries has seen sport between them being suspended in the recent past.