Pakistan impressed several footballing fans across the globe as the Street Child Football World Cup took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Right before the actual FIFA World Cup 2014, a Street Child Football World Cup took place in Brazil. After getting rid of the drug-addictive life on the streets of Karachi, the Pakistani kids were taken to Brazil in order to represent their country.
To the surprise of many critics, the Pakistani football team managed to perform phenomenally. Their first match was against their political rivals, India, who were beaten 13-0 in the competition. This helped Pakistan reach the top of their particular group.
Later, they were able to beat the likes of Kenya and drew the game against USA to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Philippines were next in line to become the targets of Pakistan Shaheens. The 1-1 draw took the match to penalties, where Pakistan managed to win the match in order to reach the semi-final stage of the competition.
The semi-final game took place against Burundi. Despite being 3-1 up against their opposition, they lost the match 4-3 and then qualified to play for the third position. USA were their opponents once again and after drawing the match, Pakistan managed to win on penalties to bring the bronze medal home.