Pakistan’s international activities start with the London Olympic qualifiers against Malaysia on February 3. -White Star/Stephan Andrew

LAHORE: Pakistan will play series against Palestine from February 27 to March 6, as the Pakistan Football Federation has announced its activities for the year 2011 on Friday.

Pakistan’s international activities start with the London Olympic qualifiers against Malaysia on February 3.

At domestic level, national futsal championship and national school football championship have been included for the first time.

Schedule: International events:

Olympic qualifiers against Malaysia (Feb 3); fourth AFC Challenge Cup (March 11 to 26), seventh AFC President’s Cup (May); ninth SAFF Championship (Oct-Nov); 15th Asian Under-16 Championship (dates not finalised yet); 20th World Cup qualifiers (Nov-Dec) and 37th Asian Under-19 Championship (Dec).

Domestic championships:

Lyari U-15 Championship (Jan 8-21); Club Championship in Districts / Region (Feb 1 to April 30); 13th National U-13 Festival of Football (Feb); National School Championship (March-Oct); 21st National Challenge Cup (April); third Super Football League (April / May); eighth National U-16 Championship (May 1-15); Pakistan Premier League (June-Nov); 21st National U-19

Championship; District Club Championship (July-Nov); PFF League (Oct-Dec). Coaching courses:

PFF D-Certificate Course (March, Islamabad); AFC Goalkeepers Course (March 10-15, Lahore); AFC Conditioning Coaching Course (March 14-19, Lahore); PFF D-Certificate Course for Sindh / Balochistan (April, Quetta); AFC C-Certificate Course (Aug 1-15, Lahore); AFC B-Certificate Course (Sept 10-30, Lahore); AFC A-Certificate Course (Nov 4-30, Lahore).

Referee courses:

Referees Talent Acceleration Course (Feb 2-7, Lahore); Referees Talent Acceleration Course (Feb 2-7, Karachi / Quetta); AFC Future Project Selection Test (March 16-20, Lahore); selection of A, B, C referees (April 11); Refresher Course (May 8-23, Lahore); Match Commissioner Seminar (May 21-23, Lahore); Referee Assessor Course (May 23-28, Lahore); Referees Test for FIFA List (July 26-31); FIFA MA Elite Course (11-16 Dec).

Training camps:

London Olympic qualifiers (Jan 17, Feb 5); U-14 Iran Team Core Batch (Feb); U-13 team-Final Camp (April 10); Pakistan U-16 team (Sep-Oct), Pakistan U19 team (Oct-Nov).


PFF D-Certificate Coaching Course (Feb 10-17, Lahore); Referees Selection Course (March 24-29, Lahore); fourth National Club Championship (March-April); AFC C-Certificate Course (April 2-15, Lahore); National U-16 Championship (April); U-16 women camp (June); seventh National Championship (Sept 17-30, Islamabad).

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