Pakistan squad depart for Greece to take part in Socca World Cup

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KARACHI: The Pakistan squad departed from Karachi for Crete, Greece on Thursday to participate in the 2019 Socca World Cup, which will start from October 12 to 20, 2019.

The 6-a-side tournament is hosting teams from 40 countries this year for the second edition.

Pakistan’s contingent is comprised of 13 players, assistant coach Gohar Zaman (former Pakistan national team coach/manager), head coach Kevin Reeves (Former Stoke City and Manchester United coach) and team manager Zabe Khan (also the Deputy COO Operations of Leisure Leagues Pakistan).

“This year, Leisure Leagues Pakistan aims to perform better at the global level and wave the green flag amongst the European football giants of the sport in the stadium at Crete,” read a Leisure Leagues Pakistan press release.

Leisure Leagues is the world’s largest organizer of mini-sided football leagues, having successfully organised leagues in the UK, the US, Ireland, Slovakia, Germany, Mexico, France. Leisure Leagues launched in Pakistan in 2016.

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