The following year Pakistan achieved their first point in World Cup qualification, thanks to a hat-trick by Gohar Zaman in a 3–3 draw against Sri Lanka, but all other matches ended in defeat.
In 2002, Pakistan played in an unsuccessful four match series against Sri Lanka.
The most notable result in this period was a 2–2 draw against Turkey.
Later in the year Pakistan lost their Asian Cup qualifiers against Burma and Khmer and drew their final match against India.In the 1991 South Asian Games, Pakistan beat the Maldives in the final 2–0 to win their second Gold.The next year they failed to qualify for another Asian Cup after defeats in both qualifiers, after a World Cup qualifying campaign in 1993 where in one game they lost to Iraq 8–0.In the King's Cup in 1982, Pakistan secured a goalless draw against Indonesia, the team's first clean sheet since 1962.After a loss to Thailand, they gained a 3–2 victory versus Malaysia and although they lost a close game against China, they were able to win 1–0 in their final game against Singapore.The 1999 SAFF Cup saw Pakistan finish bottom of their group, and Pakistan also failed to get out of the group stage of the final South Asian Games to hold full internationals.Pakistan were unable to win any of their 2000 Asian Cup qualifiers.During the 50s, Pakistan played internationally in the following Colombo Cup editions which were played in India in 1954, then East Pakistan in 1955, and the Asian Games in Philippines in 1954 and in Japan in 1958.In the early 1960s, Pakistan produced one of the finest players to ever grace the field in Pakistan Football History, Abdul Ghafoor Majna was nicknamed the "Pakistani Pele" and "Black Pearl of Pakistan".The Pakistan national football team represents Pakistan association football in FIFA-authorised events and is controlled by the Pakistan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Pakistan. Pakistan became a member of FIFA in 1948 joining the Asian Football Confederation. Pakistan contest the South Asian Football Federation Championship and South Asian Games, which alternate biennially. Pakistan has great record in South Asian Games, won four gold medals in 1989, 1991, 2004, 2006 and won one bronze medal in 1987 respectively.Pakistan made its international debut on a tour to Iran and Iraq in October 1950. Pakistan’s next international outing came in the Colombo Cup where the team played its first match against India which ended in a goalless draw.