Ready for the challenge

The inclusion of two England-born brothers, Samir Nabi and Rahis Nabi, and England-born winger Tabish Hussain is a big boost to the national football team in their big match against Cambodia.

Despite turmoil at home, Pakistan football team is all set to break its 29-year winless drought when it takes on Cambodia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers two-legged first round to be held on home and away basis.

In the first leg the two low-ranked sides come across at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 6. This game will be held on artificial grass, according to a Pakistan team official. Pakistan will host Cambodia in the home leg at the Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha, on June 11. Pakistan opted to host its home leg in Qatar because of the football conflict at home.

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