RIO DE JANEIRO: The Pakistani team of the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) defeated India by 13 goals on Tuesday, Express News reported.
This is the first time Pakistan are participating in the SCWC 2014.
In Pakistan, the SCWC is collaborating with the Azad Foundation along with British Council and Unicef.
Chris Rose, the founder of the event, held a press conference at the Karachi Press Club in November and stated that the initiative with Pakistan was not just to take players for a football event but was also a platform to generate government interest in the cause of child equality.
“In many countries these children are called cockroaches, dirt, little thieves,” said Rose during the press conference.
“But through football, these children can wear their national colour in an international competition. We are trying to give them a platform for recognition.
Pakistan is slotted in Group Three with Mauritius, Kenya, US and India, while Tanzania, Burundi, Argentina, Nicaragua and Philippines form Group Two. South Africa, Liberia, Egypt, Brazil and Indonesia will play in Group One.