LAHORE - Pakistan lost to Asian powerhouse Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Group-A clash of the 14th Asian U-16 Football Championship on Wednesday. Malaysias Shah Alam Stadium, largest stadium in Selangor State, hosted the match that saw spirited Pakistan going down 0-2. The top two teams and best third-placed side from groups A to G qualify for the finals along with the Group H winners. Pakistan had to blame themselves for the defeat as they missed several chances in the first session through Fahim Ahmed, Basit Hassan and Muhammad Fazal. Saudi keeper Raed Ali Alshmri had found Pakistani strikers in positive form but he foiled their all attempts. It was 0-0 at interval. Ahsan Ullah also kept Saudis from scoring and it was frustration for front-runners Fhad Mosaed Almuwallad and Emad Hamad Sanani. But a defensive blunder allowed Saudis to break the ice in the 76th minute when midfielder Mohammed Qasem Alnakhli went on his own to clip the ball past Ahsan. Three minutes from time, an own goal enhanced lead to 2-0 when Lahore-born Hassan Saleem Khan curled the ball past his own goalie Ahsan. The match commissioner was Chang Chin-Po (Chinese Taipei) while referee assessor was Inspector Pirom Anprasert (Thailand). Abdul Hannan Miron (Bangladesh) supervised the match, assisted by Ji Chol Song (North Korea), Atajanov Bahtiyar (Turkmenistan) and 4th Official Mashentsev Dmitry ( Kyrgyzstan). Meanwhile, Uzbekistan earned another 3-0 win Kuwait. Mahstaliyev Abbosbek struck twice in the 18th and 66th minute while substitute Abdullaev Muhammadjon added the third just four minutes from close. Uzbekistan and Saudis led the table with six points after completion of four matches in the group. Matches for today: (October 23) Pakistan-Kuwait (2 PM), Afghanistan-Uzbekistan (5 PM).