Afghanistan to play Pakistan in a friendly cricket match in UAE
The match will be part of a preparation program for the World Cup next year.
According to Afghan Cricket Board officials, such matches outside of Afghanistan are important to prepare Afghanistan for the World Cup in 2014.
“The cricket team has started brief exercises in Dubai,” Tolo News quotes Cricket Board media officer Farid Hotak. “We have resolved our problems and we hope to defeat Pakistan.”
Afghanistan will face Ireland in the final match of the Intercontinental Competitions. Afghanistan holds the previous championship title for the Intercontinental Cup.
Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich,
At a press conference held in Kabul on Monday, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) announced that it will host a