RIO DE JANEIRO: Pakistan team of street footballers lost a closely fought semi final of Street Child World Cup to Burundi by 1 goal.
Pakistan’s street footballers scored 3 goals in all while Burundi scored 4 till the end.
Till the first half Pakistan was leading with 2 goals as score was Pakistan 3:1 Burundi.
Pakistan nonetheless played brilliantly throughout the tournament, topping the Group Three scoring 18 goals in their four matches against teams including India (13-0), Kenya (2-0), Mauritius (3-0) and playing a draw with US (1-1).
In a country where football is not a favourite game and the national team is far away from making into FIFA World Cup, this is an extra ordinary achievement from poor street kids.
This is the first time Pakistan is participating in the SCWC 2014.
Burundi now face Tanzania in the final. Tanzania had earlier in the day defeated USA 6-1.
Pakistan will play for third position against US.
SCWC Page lauds Pakistani footballers
While the Street Child World Cup’s twitter page also thanked Pakistani people for following it and trending it on Twitter.
The page lauded Pakistan’s poor street footballers as ‘Amazing’.