Azhar Khan

  • TMoscow - The 2018 World Cup, the most thrilling football event in the world, kicked off in Russia Thursday in presence of President Vladimir Putin and other high ups, as the host nation took on Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow. UK’s pop star Robbie Williams performed at the ...

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  • TMOSCOW - Russia's Denis Cheryshev was the star who helped the hosts thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 opener here at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. leksandr Golovin created that goal, set up the third for Artem Dzyuba, who had only just come off the bench, and scored a superb, ...

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  • TPakistan Embassy in Russia Thursday issued emergency contact numbers of embassy of Pakistan in Moscow for the assistance of Pakistani fans of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The official spokesman of the embassy told The Nation that in case of emergency, Pakistani football fans visiting the Russian ...

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  • TTeam Chimpanze defeated Komodo Dragon 2-1 to clinch the 2018 Football For Friendship (F4F) World Championship trophy here at the Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow. The winning team included the children from Benin, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Congo, Malawi, Saint Kitts and Nevis and a Russian coach. In ...

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  • TMoscow - Hosts Russia will face Saudi Arabia challenge in the FIFA World Cup 2018 opener, which will be played today (Thursday) at 8:00pm after a colourful opening ceremony of the mega football event. The excitement level is already touching sky high as the local and international fans, who have ...

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  • TMOSCOW - United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday won the hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2026 after beating Morocco by 69 votes, bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event on a pledge of record crowds, revenues and $11billion in profits for ...

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  • TMoscow-Moscow, which is located on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital and one of the leading cities, which is going to host the FIFA World Cup 2018’s very important matches including opening ceremony, inaugural match and the final. In all, Moscow ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said that complacency cost Pakistan second Test against England and they need to improve their batting and fielding to get better results in next Test matches. Talking to The Nation, Salahuddin, who is advisor (South) to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Yusuf Moazzam, who is representing Pakistan as youngest football coach at the sixth season of Football for Friendship (F4F) 2018 programme, has vowed to hold aloft Pakistani flag in Russia and present the country’s true image to the entire world. Last year, Yusuf represented the ...

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  • TLAHORE-Pakistan women hockey team goalkeeper Rushna Khan believes that only drastic changes in women hockey can help it excel at international level. Talking to The Nation, 21-year-old Rushna, who last year became the country’s first female hockey player to be signed by a foreign club for a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has said that it were team work and discipline, which helped green caps register ‘historical’ first Test victory against hosts England at Lord’s. Talking to The Nation on Sunday, Butt said: “It is great victory, which brought ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said Pakistan must play with aggressive approach as it is the only way to beat strong England team in the two Test-match series. Talking to The Nation, Sallahuddin said: “Sarfraz Ahmed, who is known as aggressive skipper, ...

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  • TLAHORE-Pakistan Railways Sports Board (PRSB) vice president Dr Farhan Ebadat Khan has said that Railways sports, which remained at the mainstream over the years, have started its revival. Former Test cricketers Younus Khan, Mohammad Yousaf, Nazir Junior, Arshad Khan, Arif Butt, Ejaz Butt - all ...

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  • TLAHORE - Star-studded ZTBL won the Departmental T20 Women’s Cricket Championship 2018 after beating spirited PCB XI by 46 runs in the final played at National Stadium, Karachi on Thursday. ZTBL team, comprising top national and international women players, won the toss and decided to bat ...

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  • TLAHORE - Man-of-the-match pacer Usman Khan Shinwari steered unbeaten Federal Areas to title triumph when they routed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 5 wickets in the Day-Night One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 final played at Iqbal Stadium on Sunday. Besides Usman Khan Shinwari, who grabbed 3 wickets for 34 ...

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  • TLAHORE - The last league match of Day-Night One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 between Punjab and Sindh ended in a draw at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on Friday. Now Khyber Pakhtankhwa will face high-flying Federal Areas in the final to be played tomorrow (Sunday). Sensational century by ...

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  • TLAHORE - Federal Areas recorded their successive fourth triumph when they thumped Balochistan by 98 runs in the Day-Night One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 match played at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on Thursday. Sohaib Maqsood and Waqas Maqsood were the heroes of the day from the winning side as the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Man-of-the-match Zia-ul-Haq’s brilliant bowling enabled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rout Sindh by 5 wickets in the Day/Night One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 match at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on Wednesday. In-form Zia-ul-Haq clinched four wickets for 24 which helped KP restrict Sindh to 196 all out ...

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  • TLAHORE - Captain Kamran Akmal’s blitz took Federal Areas into the final after they routed Punjab by 7 wickets in the One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 match played at Iqbal Stadium on Tuesday. The highlight of the day was another smashing century by in-form Kamran, who played just 96 balls to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Superb and fierce knocks of Anwar Ali and Khushdil Shah guided Balochistan to a well-deserving 4-wicket triumph over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in another high-scoring match of the Day/Night Pakistan Cup 2018 at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on Monday. International player Anwar Ali and Khushdil Shah ...

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  • TLAHORE - Batsman Abid Ali batted Federal Areas to thrashing 149-run victory over Sindh in the Day-Night Pakistan Cup 2018 match played at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad on Sunday. The most interesting thing witnessed during the match was the behaviour of the pitch, which helped the teams post and ...

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  • TLAHORE - Ton-up Kamran Akmal steered Federal Areas to thumping 114 runs triumph over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 day/night match played at Iqbal Stadium on Thursday. According to information made available here on Thursday, the team work was evident from the Federal Areas ...

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  • TLAHORE - Brilliant knocks of Sahibzada Farhan (155) and M Rizwan (124) guided Punjab to thumping 7-wicket victory over Balochistan in the high-scoring match of the One-Day Pakistan Cup 2018 played at the Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad on Wednesday. According to information made available here on ...

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  • TLAHORE-Gazprom Football for Friendship International Children’s Programme Global Director Vladimir Serov has said that F4F programme will help Pakistan in the long run to promote the game. Talking to The Nation, Vladimir said: “We do believe that ‘Football for Friendship’ ...

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  • TLAHORE - UK-based Pakistani professional athlete and fitness trainer Rahat Ali Shah has said that he needs Pakistan government’s support and patronage to train Pakistani youth for international fitness events. In an interview with The Nation, Rahat said that he is registered with United ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Nepotism is at its peak in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) where chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has preferred his nephew Imam-ul-Haq to the most consistent domestic performer Fawad Alam in the Test squad for England series to be held next month. It is quite unfortunate that ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) deputy secretary general Fahad Khan, who is also Football For Friendship (F4F) representative in Pakistan, believes ‘F4F’ is helping Pakistan present its true image globally. Talking to The Nation, Fahad said: “The F4F is a great ...

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  • TLahore-Pakistan has finalised two young under-12 kids to represent the country in ‘Gazprom Football for Friendship (F4F) 2018’ program to be held from June 8 to 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Saarang Hout, hailing from a small town in Dera Ismail Khan, will be accompanying the delegation ...

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  • THigh-flying Pakistan cricket team inflicted 3-0 whitewash on the West Indies team when they outclassed the visitors by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international at the National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday. The third Twenty20 saw West Indies improving their batting standard as ...

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  • TMan-of-the-match Babar Azam helped Pakistan win the three-match T20 international series against visiting West Indies by thumping them in the second Twenty20 match by 82 runs at National Stadium Karachi on Monday night. Babar played 58-ball to hammer unbeaten 97 runs with the help of 13 ...

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