4-Nation Women’s Football Cup: Pakistan finishes Second after Losing to Saudi Arabia in Final

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Just In: Pakistan Women’s Football Team performed way more impressively than expected in the 4-Nation Women’s Football Cup, finishing second after a 1-1 draw in the Final Match against the Home side, Saudi Arabia.

The Women in Green dominated throughout the tournament, defeating Comoros, but lost to Mauritius on their way to booking a slot in the Finals of the 4-Nation Football event. However, they failed to overcome the competition’s unbeatable Saudi Arabia in the Final.

In the spotlight, Pakistan Women’s Team started their tournament campaign against Comoros and seized a last-minute victory over their comparatively less-experienced Counterpart. While in the next game, they fell cheaply against Mauritius, losing by 2-1.

Despite displaying a mixed performance, Pakistan managed to qualify for the Finals, where they faced the tournament’s unbeatable Saudi Arabia. Of course, it was a tight clash that Pakistani’ Women somehow attempted and ended with a 1-1 draw.

A bitter day for Pakistan as the 1-1 draw was enough for the home side to win the tournament. Of course, the Saudi team truly deserves it, as they remained undefeated throughout the event. On their way, the side registered historical victories over Mauritius and Comoros.

Looking into the Final performances of both Teams, Saudi Arabia tried to dominate from the first minute of the game as their back-to-back strikes put the Pakistani defense in real trouble. Subsequently, the hosting nation scored its first goal in the 28th minute, and its credit goes to AlBandari Mubarak.

Even though the first half was named to Saudi Arabia as they took their 1-0 lead, the Pakistani team didn’t hassle to find the demanded rhythm. They struck back in the 65th minute of the second half, and a wonder spotted kick by Maria Khan ended inside the Saudi’s goalpost, leveling the score by 1-1.

After equalizing the scores, Pakistani strikers came out of their shells and threatened the Saudi defense with velocity-filled kicks. In the last moments, a free kick from Pakistan passed inches away from the goalpost, blowing their utmost chances of snatching the victory as the referee blew the final whistle.