Players from Pakistan’s street child squad on EPL’s radar

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KARACHI:  Raziq Mushtaq-the 2014 Street Child World Cup bronze-winning captain-may have a shot at being recruited to one of the world’s elite football leagues in the coming months.

The 15-year-old, along with teammate Mehr Ali and coach Abdul Rashid, will be flying to the UK on Saturday for a three-month stay to take language courses at the Cambridge University and to showcase their talent at the local clubs in England.

“We’ve been told that Liverpool and other local clubs in the UK might be interested in our players,” said Azad Foundation director and team manager Itfan Maqbool.

“One of the EPL directors will be coming to see our team play in Norway with Street Child World Cup co-founder John Wroe,” added Maqbool.

“We’re sure that our players will not return empty-handed.”

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