Street Child World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 13 goals

Published: April 1, 2014
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Under-18 players warm up before training. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ EXPRESS

Under-18 players warm up before training. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ EXPRESS

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.

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  • S
    Apr 1, 2014 - 6:08PM

    MashAllah

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  • JQ
    Apr 1, 2014 - 6:24PM

    Congrats to Paki team with heart and wish them to give there best in every matches.

    Our asset of today’s generation will secure a beautiful future so no one will raise fingers on them. Ameen.

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  • PP
    Apr 1, 2014 - 6:25PM

    Very nice start. Would love to see Pakistani player in European League Insha Allah

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 1, 2014 - 6:27PM

    WOW that should be much bigger news than to any cricket news. Unbeliveable. OPak has talent in footbal. I love to hear that. Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Apr 1, 2014 - 7:20PM

    13 to 0? oh WOW! These are some talented Pakistani street children. GO PAKISTAN!

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  • Factnotfiction
    Apr 1, 2014 - 7:48PM

    hahahaha, and still NO Indian player has ever played in the premier league… lol

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  • Chicago bull
    Apr 1, 2014 - 8:31PM

    We should move to Football, Let the
    Lazy cricket sport left for Indians. Let us put all media news on football plz!
    We should go for fast sports. Other
    wise this cricket keep destroying our sports
    culture and youth.

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  • alladitta
    Apr 1, 2014 - 8:47PM

    @Chicago bull: What is such strategy called in cricket “Trying to set the field chasing the ball”. it never works. Are these street children or regular pakistani team in disguise.

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  • Yasir
    Apr 1, 2014 - 8:50PM

    OH our true Hero, But sad every women in my home is just talking cricket and no body is caring for that great success,

    13 goals are huge.. -:)))))) We should start to play föötbäll in Pakistan, no more devastating cricket!!

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  • Tom
    Apr 1, 2014 - 9:05PM

    @Factnotfiction:
    Getting thrashed by West Indies, but no comment from you imbiciles.!!!!

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  • Jabbar
    Apr 1, 2014 - 9:16PM

    @Tom:
    We appreciate and much happy WI won the cricket we dont care for it!

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  • indian
    Apr 1, 2014 - 9:55PM

    pakistanis you were washed out by west indies. on april fools day hahahaha.Recommend

  • Dakshin
    Apr 1, 2014 - 11:38PM

    @chicago bull

    Totally agree with you. Those lazy Indians hit fours and sixes so they don’t have to run singles. Now that habit has spreads to West Indians as well.

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  • Factnotfiction
    Apr 2, 2014 - 2:35AM

    @ Tom, i wanted the west indies to win, you imbeciles got torn to shreds by New Zealand.

    And again, no Indian has ever played in the premier league. LOL

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  • Fk Alam
    Apr 4, 2014 - 2:06AM

    wahh re jahanzeb :D

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