Pakistan fall to 190th in FIFA rankings



KARACHI: With Pakistan’s FIFA ranking slumping to a lowly 190 — out of 209 countries — KRL midfielder Mohammad Adil believes football in Pakistan will crumble completely if the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) does not send the team for any international matches.

Adil, who has been a regular for the national team and became the first Pakistani to sign a contract with a foreign club in 2014 when he signed with Kyrgyzstan FC Dordoi, said that Pakistan’s absence from international regional events has made it difficult for top players to play in foreign leagues.