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ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 London
Panjab national football team to compete for glory at the ConIFA Paddy Power World Football Cup 2018 in London. All group games are to set to take place at Slough Town FC, Arbor Park, SL2 5AY
Venue: Slough Town FC Stadium, SL2 5AY
31/5/2018 – Panjab vs Kabylia – Tickets
2/6/2018 – Panjab vs Western Armenia – Tickets
3/6/2018 – Panjab vs United Koreans of Japan – Tickets
Panjab FA are delighted to confirm the 20-man squad for the upcoming CONIFA World Cup in London, sponsored by Paddy Power.
After much consideration from manager, Reuben Hazell, the squad has been chosen to represent the people of Panjab for this prestigious tournament which kicks off on the 31st May.
Here is your official squad:
Yousuf Butt (Greve Fodbold), Raajan Gill (Newcastle Town), Jhai Dhillon (Chesham United), Glenvir Hayer (Clevedon Town), Arjun Purewal (Consett AFC), Jaskaran Basi (Eccleshill United), Taimoor Hussain (unattached), Aaron Minhas (Beaconsfield Town), Amar Purewal (West Auckland Town), Rajpal Virk (unattached), Nikinder Uppal (Barnt Green Spartak), Sufyan Zia (Bilston Town), Gurjit Singh (Rushall Olympic), Arjun Jung (Kings Langley), Caman Bhandal (Punjab United Gravesend), Terlochan Singh (Glebe FC), Nathan Minhas (Maidenhead United), Amarvir Sandhu (Leicester Road), Rio Riaz (Burnham FC), Kamaljit Singh (spVgg Vreden).
By Lewis Richards (LRichards977)
Panjab FA fell to a 4-1 loss at Kirkby following a positive performance against Liverpool U23’s.
Panjab FA started the game well and pressed high during the early stages. With Liverpool passing the ball well, it was the visitors who had the first attempt of the half. Skipper, Amarvir Sandhu tried his luck from an awkward angle and was unlucky to see his effort go just over on four minutes.
But Rueben Hazell’s side soon took the lead thanks to Camen Bhandal who headed the intial saved penalty into the net following an excellent save from the ‘keeper.
The dream lead didn’t last long though as Adam Lewis and trialist, Angel, put the hosts infront on the stroke of half-time.
But, Panjab FA didn’t give up. Their ruthlessness throughout the second half came to a surprise to Liverpool with several chances going just missing.
Abdi Sharif and Glen McCauley saw their two efforts go close for The Reds as Herbie Kane was next to be on the scoresheet – converting a long-range effort.
A fifth from Bobby Adekayne secured the win for Liverpool, just before Reuben Hazell’s men saw a great effort cleared off the line in the dying minutes.
An overall good performance from the team in what was a ground-breaking fixture for Panjab. Next, we face Jersey on Saturday.
Panjab FA will face-off against the Liverpool Under-23 team in a sensational match as they step up their preparations for the upcoming 2018 ConIFA World Cup.
With the prestigious tournament beginning in London on May 31, this friendly will take place at The Academy in Kirkby, Liverpool, on May 14, 2018.
For Panjab FA, it will be the final chance for their players to impress manager Reuben Hazell ahead of the submission of the final squad list for the upcoming competition.
LFC U23’s, meanwhile, will be hoping to sign off their season in style after narrowly missing out on the 2017/18 Premier League 2 title.
This all makes for what will surely be an action-packed game which is due to kick off at 12:00pm (BST) And Liverpool have ensured that watching the match couldn’t be easier for you.
After a disappointing mid-season spell, Neil Critchley’s LFC U23 side have ended their Premier League 2 campaign stylishly, with recent wins over Everton and Chelsea.
Those results mean that the Merseyside team finish as league runners-up, losing out to Arsenal U23 by two points.
The ones to watch for this tie could feature a number of first team players for The Reds with the likes of Adam Lallana and Danny Ings needing minutes. Currently in the U23 squad, Harry Wilson and Yan Dhanda will look to make the headlines.
LFC U23 vs Panjab FA will be shown live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Subscribers to the online video service can watch all the latest premium content anytime, anywhere on their phones, tablets, or computers.
As well as being able to watch the historic fixture between LFC U23 and Panjab FA, subscribers will also be able to watch full replays of first team matches, and extensive matchday build-up and analysis.
And, perhaps best of all, Liverpool FC are offering new subscribers to LFCTV GO a whole month free. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this fantastic offer, follow this link to the official Liverpool FC website. https://video.liverpoolfc.com/
Manager Reuben Hazell has revealed his delight for Panjab FA after the club announced a friendly with Liverpool U23’s in preparation for the CONIFA World Cup.
The tournament, which takes place in London, gets underway on the 31st May as Panjab FA take on Kabylie in the first game.
Speaking straight after the announcement with Liverpool Football Club, Hazell couldn’t hide his excitement for the latest news.
He said: “It goes without saying – they are one of the biggest teams in the world.
“They have a very good Under 23 side who are technically better than us but we are ready to stand up to the test. They’re a supergiant in world football who move the ball around very quickly – so it will be a good test for the lads.
“We will come up against teams like this in World Cup, teams who move the ball around well and keep possession. It’s paramount that we know what to do.”
The former defender also admits that he will be willing to try new things out in the game, and admits that it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment.
“We will be experimenting,” he added.
“We are still looking for our team to take to the World Cup. This is our last game before we announce our 20-man squad, so it will be a good opportunity to show what the boys can do.
By Lewis Richards
Panjab FA are delighted to announce an iconic fixture between Liverpool Football Club U23’s and Panjab FA Men’s.
The tie is set to take place on the 14th May 2018 at 12pm at The Reds’ training ground in Kirkby – As Reuben Hazell’s men look forward to the CONIFA World Cup 2018. Kicking off on the 31st May in London.
The Champions League finalists will select their U23 side against Panjab FA with the opportunity for many around the world to enjoy this game online.
Neil Critchley’s men have brought through numerous players through the youth ranks including Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold who now feature in the first-team picture and on their respective international stages.
On the fixture at the club’s Kirkby youth base, Critchley said: “It is a real honour for us to be able to welcome Panjab FA for an end-of-season friendly match as they prepare for their upcoming World Cup campaign. We hope that this is the beginning of a great relationship as we look to promote football for British Asians across the country.”
Founder & Chairman of Panjab FA, Harpreet Singh, said: “It is an honour and privilege to be playing one of the most iconic football clubs worldwide. This represents a game changer for 125 million Panjabi’s around the globe and British Asians in the UK.
“This game will shine a light on the aspirations of children around the world, where once professional and grassroots football were seen as two different worlds apart. I congratulate my football colleagues at Liverpool FC for paving the way for a prosperous future for all.”
All supporters and football fans can watch the game live and for free on LFCTV GO.
Fixture: Liverpool U23 vs Panjab FA Mens
Date: 14th May 2018/12pm
Venue: Academy base – Kirby
By Lewis Richards
Slough Town FC will host Panjab national football team, ConIFA World Cup group games this summer. The ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London, will start on the 31st May 2018.
Panjab FA men’s national football team will play all three group games at Slough Town FC. The stadium capacity of 2000 will witness Panjab come to London to compete for the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 title.
Group games and dates:
31.5.18 – Panjab vs Kabylia (Africa) Book your ticket
2.6.18 – Panjab vs Western Armenia (Europe) Book your tickets
3.6.18 – Panjab vs United Koreans of Japan (Asia) Book your tickets
For more information on the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London, please click here. ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 London
Panjab finished finalists at the 2016 World Cup in Abkhazia and now the objective is to take Panjab one step further.
The game between Leeds United U23’s vs Panjab FA men’s national team scheduled for the 2nd March 2018, with a kick off time of 7pm has been post postponed, due to unplayable snowy weather conditions.
Without a doubt, this is a major disappointment for all concerned, we have proposed and requested dates from Leeds United and Harrogate Town AFC, to re-schedule the game.
2018 is the year of International football competitions. Whilst all eyes will be on the FIFA World Cup in Russia, London will host the ConIFA World Football Cup this May 2018 with 16 nations competing from 4 continents for the World title outside FIFA.
Having finished finalists in 2016 in our 1st World Cup competition, the objective is clear within the camp throughout the association that we aim to finish the tournament as champions at our 2nd attempt is the route ahead.
Here is a short clip of the ConIFA World Cup final where we came minutes from winning our 1st world title. ConIFA World Football Cup 2016 Abkhazia vs Panjab
Panjab FA was founded by Harpreet Singh July 2014 shared his thoughts with us. ” My objective when launching Panjab FA, the national football team representing the Panjabi community worldwide was to provide the international platform and exposure to show the talents of the community. We made a made after only 18 months with alot of hard work collectively by being minutes away from winning the only world title outside FIFA.
We are now preparing to compete at the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London. This is an incredible opportunity for us to one step further and win the the World Cup. By winning the competition, this will give all the substance for the gifted talented players of Panjab to progress at an accelerated pace in the game. It is my desire and objective for Panjabi footballers to be a regular fixture in the National League Level 5 of the football pyramid. This World Cup here in London in the in front of the English football system is the perfect setting for all, especially the players.”
The ConiFA World Cup 2018 in London starts 31.5.18 to 10.6.18. For further information www.ConIFA.org
The next training session for the national team is set for the 10th September 2017 at Lilleshall NSC. We look forward to welcoming the current squad, along with new player additions.
This will be the first session post the game vs England C. With very big plans ahead for the year moving into 2018, we will soon announce the fixtures set to take place for Panjab.
We will shortly announce the squad called up to training for Panjab national team, in preparation for the next phase of the national team.
We look forward to welcoming the players to training.