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Pakistan’s football squad has been granted a visa to compete in the SAFF Football Championship in India

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The official stated that they were not considering postponing the match at this time and that they were working closely with AIFF.

After securing visas to go to India on Monday, the decks have been cleared for Pakistan’s football team’s participation in the SAFF Football Championship.

The Pakistan squad is looking for the earliest flight out of Mauritius to be in India in time for their first encounter against India on January 21 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here, according to reports. The game is set to begin at 7.30 p.m.

Their trip plans, however, were unknown.

“Yes, we were aware of the event of the Pakistan squad receiving visa permission. We expect them to arrive in Bengaluru on Tuesday, ahead of the highly anticipated encounter versus India on Wednesday. We’re aiming for a sell-out crowd for this game. On condition of anonymity, a top KSFA official told PTI, “We are all set to stage the match.”

The official stated that they were not considering postponing the match at this time and that they had been working closely with AIFF.

Previously, the entry of the Pakistan football squad for the SAFF competition had been put on hold due to a delay in receiving the visa required to fly to India.

Pakistan was stranded in Mauritius, where they had competed in the Four-Nation Cup event prior to the SAFF competition.

Pakistan made a cautious preparation for South Asia’s biggest football competition, finishing last on the table with an all-loss record. Djibouti won the event with an all-win record.

The adjacent country’s troubles were exacerbated when the Indian Embassy in Mauritius was unable to execute their visa applications due to weekend non-working days.

The Pakistan Football Federation had accused the National Sports Board of providing the NOC to go to India late, while the Board had responded that the PFF had filed the application for NOC after a significant delay.

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