FIFA clears Otis to represent Pakistan in WC Qualifiers

By our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday received a huge boost ahead of their first vital clash of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers second round journey against Saudi Arabia when their potential overseas footballer Otis Khan received official approval from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for eligibility to represent Pakistan.
The player had been stopped from playing by match commissioner in Pakistan’s first round away leg against Cambodia in Cambodia due to eligibility matter last month.
“This exciting development paves the way for Otis Khan to be an integral part of our squad as he gears up to represent Pakistan in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers, Round 2. Previously SAFF had already cleared Otis Khan for eligibility to represent Pakistan,” Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The PFF extends its gratitude to FIFA and the AFC for their support in this matter.
Pakiatan will face Saudi Arabia in Dammam on November 16.
This will be the first time that Pakistan will be playing in the second round of the World Cup Qualifiers history.

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