1990s

Pakistan had another early exit in the Asian Games, losing all three games in 1990. In the 1991 South Asian Games, Pakistan beat the Maldives in the final 2–0 to win their second Gold. Later in the year the first SAFF Cup took place, and the national team finished fourth. Having not enjoyed much success in the following years, Pakistan came third in the 1997 SAFF Cup, thanks to a 1–0 victory over Sri Lanka in the third-place playoff.