Pakistan misplaced to Tajikistan 6-1 of their second match of the second spherical within the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers on the Jinnah Stadium, Islamabad, on Tuesday.
Tajikistan began the sport in an analogous method as Saudia Arabia did 4 days in the past by discovering the again of the online in early minutes with Kamolov scoring for the guests courtesy of a minor deflection from Abdullah Iqbal.
No more than 5 minutes later, the guests doubled their lead with yet one more strike from exterior the field with Soirov making it not possible for Pakistan’s Yousuf Butt to save lots of the shot from touching the online.
Pakistan responded to Tajikistan’s lead within the 21st minute, Rahis Nabi scored an absolute stunner together with his left foot, giving the house facet and their followers much-needed hope to get again within the sport.
The Inexperienced Shirts didn’t have a fantastic day by way of staff construction and off-the-ball motion as their midfield was nonexistent all through the primary half. Benefiting from the absence of their mid, Tajikistan exploited the identical empty areas and located the again of the online within the 26th minute with one other outside-the-box objective.
Issues didn’t cease for the house facet because the guests scored one other objective simply earlier than the half-time whistle, extending their result in three targets and getting in a dominating place.
Pakistan continued to endure within the second half, they did not maintain the ball for more often than not, and the gamers had hassle holding on to it and slowing down the tempo of the sport as each single contact was in direction of the objective, making it not possible for the staff to have a correct construction.
Within the 65th minute, the Males in Inexperienced conceded one other objective, one other one from the sting of the field as they failed to shut down the hole of their penalty field. The guests scored yet one more simply earlier than the ultimate whistle.
The sport ended 1-6 with Tajikistan rising winners after a one-sided sport of soccer, no positives had been seen all through the sport aside from Nabi’s stunner within the first half.
Earlier, Pakistan suffered a 4-Zero defeat in opposition to Saudia Arabia of their first FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match.