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(From Business Recorder)
Byline: AFAQ AHMAD
Though Pakistan have lost to Japan (3-2) and Korea (0-1) in the ongoing 15th Asian Games soccer in Doha, football experts in the country are happy over the improvement in the standard of the game. They believe that the 18-day event, which will conclude on December 15, will be a step towards building the team for the seventh SAFF championship 2007 and Second AFC Challenge Cup 2008
Pakistan's display against Japan on November 29 and against Korea on December 3 indicated the team's collective efforts and marked improvement in tackling and getting the ball. All credit goes to Pakistan's Bahraini coach Salman Sharida, whose game plan of fielding the team in 4-5-1 formation with skipper Muhammad Essa as the lone …