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Pakistan booked their place in the final of Street Child Football World Cup

Pakistan booked their place in the final of Street Child Football World Cup 2018 after edging out Indonesia 5-4 on penalties in their semi-final tie in Russia on Monday.
Earlier, the team had played out a goalless draw with Uzbekistan before defeating their Russian counterparts 3-1 in their pool fixtures.
In the quarter-finals, Pakistan came across Tajikistan, inflicting a comfortable 2-0 defeat to reserve their place in the final four. The final will be held on May 16.More than 200 street-connected children from across the world have come together in Russia for their own boys and girls international football tournaments comprising 12 teams in boys and girls category.
The Street Child World Cup uses the power of football to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma faced by street-connected children, inspiring countries, governments and communities to better protect, respect and support street-connected children worldwide.
The Street Child World Cup is held in the host country of FIFA World Cup a month before the main event to highlight the global social issue of childhood vagrancy.