Tajikistan, ranked 109 on the FIFA list, recently drew 1-1 against Jordan and aims to secure three points to climb the Pool G ladder.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Nov 21st, 2023) Pakistan is set to play against Tajikistan in the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification at Jinnah Stadium on Tuesday, with the odds favoring the visitors.
“Even Tajikistan’s ranking does not justify the standard of football they play. They played a draw against Jordan and were good enough to win against higher-ranked teams.”
Constantine aims to upset the favorites, relying on the quality players and home crowd support.
Key player Otis Khan emphasized the need for more matches for Pakistan to improve, highlighting the importance of exposure and experience. He supports the launch of a professional league in the country to enhance the overall standard of the game.