Ten young football players from Pakistan are prepared to compete in this week’s Street Child World Cup in Doha, Qatar. From October 7 through October 15, 2022, the competition’s fourth edition will be run by the nonprofit Street Child United in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation.
Its previous editions were held in South Africa (2010), Brazil (2014), and Russia (2018).
At the Street Child World Cup 2022, 28 teams from 24 nations will represent street children from all around the world in advance of the FIFA World Cup 2022. To support the rights of underprivileged children worldwide, 13 girls’ teams and 15 boys’ teams will join forces to compete in an international football tournament, an arts festival, and a congress, according to an NGO.
Pakistan is taking part in the competition for the third time. The South Asian nation advanced to the championship game in the 2018 edition but lost to Uzbekistan.
The team was chosen via a year-long testing procedure and features players from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to a representative of the NGO, the families of the chosen young athletes received stipends throughout the trial period because the majority of them have several jobs.