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Atletico Madrid opens first official football academy in Pakistan

Sports has always remained a huge part of Pakistan’s history, with hockey and cricket arguably being the most prominent of all. However, over the past few years, football’s popularity has seen a tremendous growth.Leisure League, a global brand which recently expanded to Pakistan, is one of the many reasons why football has seen such an upward trajectory in Pakistan.

Pakistan announces T20 squad for Australia series

LAHORE: (DNA) –  Pakistan on Thursday announced the 15-member squad for the three-match T20 series against Australia. Squad:Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf.

Palestine to play against Pakistan a friendly football game at Lahore

LAHORE, (DNA) – Palestine will take on Pakistan in a friendly football game on November 15th at Lahore as a part of their final phase of preparations for the Asian Cup.Palestine Football Association confirmed that they will play two away friendly matches in November, one against Pakistan on 15th at Lahore and the other against China on 20th at Hangzhou.

KHA plans to hold Mayor Karachi hockey cup

KARACHI, Oct 15 (DNA): KMC will support the holding of Mayor Karachi Hockey Cup for promoting sports activities in the city specially reviving the national game.In past Karachi hockey grounds gave best players to the country. Karachi Metropolitan Corporation will provide all possible cooperation to the Karachi Hockey Association in its endeavors to revive game of hockey at the grass root level.

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Argentina great Diego Maradona has hit out at his countryman Lionel Messi, saying the forward is not a leader on the pitch and should not be considered a footballing God.Maradona, who along with Brazil’s Pele is widely held to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.

Pakistan edge closer to win as Abbas rips through Aussies

DUBAI, (DNA) – Australian openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch picked up where they left off after their 142-run stand in the first innings, adding 72 runs by tea on day four.The pair added 15 more runs in the final session before Abbas trapped Finch leg before for 49.The visitors squandered another good start when the Marsh brothers were dismissed for ducks by Abbas.

It’s better late than never for Aussie tormentor Asif

DUBAI, (DNA) – Ten years ago Bilal Asif had almost quit cricket by joining his father in Kuwait to work as an electrician, but a change of heart brought about by ex-Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has paid dividends.On Tuesday Asif became the latest spinning bete noire for Australia, snatching 6-36 in the first Test in Dubai to trigger a spectacular collapse for the Baggy Greens, who lost 10 wickets for 60 runs as they slumped from a soild 142-0 to 202 all out.