The Early Years

The first national championship in Pakistan was organized in 1948 at Karachi. Whereas, Pakistan Football Team made its international debut on a tour to Iran and Iraq in October 1950. Pakistan Football Team’s next international outing came in the Colombo Cup where the team played its first match against India which ended in a goalless draw. During the 50s, Pakistan played internationally in the following Colombo Cup editions which were played in India in 1954, then East Pakistan in 1955, and the Asian Games in Philippines in 1954 and in Japan in 1958.