It was great to be back in International duty for the Pakistan National Team, the latest FIFA Friendly took place in Palestine against a very strong team ranked 100 places higher. We put in a very credible performance but unfortunately could not hold for a draw. It was great to see several new players make their debuts, six subs altered the tempo of the game but on the positive side the game gave the team much needed exposure. We now look forward to the next games and to build on this positive performance. The coaching staff deserve a lot of credit for their amazing efforts during the past 7 months.