FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers: Tajikistan beat Pakistan 3-0 in Dushanbe

Pakistan lost all their group matches

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
A snapshot during the game. - PFF

Pakistan faced defeat to Tajikistan by 3-0 in their last FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers in Dushanbe on Tuesday.

The home side was provided a lead by Mabateshoev Shervoni in the 35th minute. They dominated the second half with Safarov Manuchehr scoring in the 65th minute.

The third goal for Tajikistan was scored by Vahdat Hanonov in the 70th minute.

Remember, Pakistan remained at the bottom of Group G as they lost all six games. Last week, Saudi Arabia defeated Pakistan 3-0 at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistan began their journey with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia in Al-Ahsa in November followed by a 6-1 loss at the hands of Tajikistan at Islamabad in the same month.

Jordan then defeated Pakistan 3-0 in Islamabad in a game held in Ramadan with the Shaheens also losing the reverse fixture 7-0 at the Amman International Stadium.

Remember, the entire Pakistan football squad was finally able to touch down in Dushanbe ahead of their match against Tajikistan today.

Some of the players and support staff had left for Dushanbe from Islamabad following the match against Saudi Arabia. However, some were left behind after their flight from Faisalabad got cancelled twice due to a technical issue and a bird strike, respectively. Later, a chartered flight was also cancelled due to technical issues.

With the team’s participation in the match in jeopardy, Pakistan Air Force came to the rescue and flew the players to Tajikistan from Nur Khan Air Base in the morning.