Sunday, June 19, 2005

Pakistan beats India to level football series

Pakistan defeated India 3-0 in the third and final football match yesterday to end the series one-all. The victory gave Pakistan their third ever win over the traditional rivals in nearly 57 years. It also helped them share the trophy and cash award of Rs 2,000,000 besides pocketing the cash incentive of Rs 5,000,000 that was announced by the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) President Faisal Saleh Hayat.

The first match at Quetta had ended in a 1-1 draw while India had gone in front with a 1-0 victory in Peshawar. Pakistan, ranked 175 and 30 places below the Indians, played more purposeful and combined football (PTI).