India, Pakistan to play football series in England

The All India Football Federation says its national team will

play Pakistan in a three-match football series in England starting

next month.

AIFF President Praful Patel made the announcement Monday in a

press statement in which he said playing Pakistan ”is always

special” and that fans will be ”looking forward to it.”

The tour, which runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, has matches

scheduled to be played in Manchester, Coventry and London.

This will be the first series between the two teams at a neutral


The last bilateral series between the two teams was played in

Pakistan in 2005.