Iran Coach: Hossein Sedghiyani
Pakistan Coach: Khawaja Riaz Ahmed
This is the first official international match for Pakistan. Three years after independence and as the results of the 1950 National Championship, helped in the selection of the first ever Pakistan national football team that was to be sent on its first official tour to Iran and Iraq in October 1950 for some much needed international experience.
Under the captaincy of goalkeeper Osman Jan, Pakistan’s first ever official international game resulted in a 5-1 loss at the hands of Iran in Tehran on 27th October 1950 on the occasion of the birthday celebrations of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. what is known is that Pakistani team played the game barefoot which bemused the home crowd which also included the Iranian royal family as guests.
Pakistan also played unofficial friendly games with Tehran’s Taj FC (now known as Esteghlal FC), beating them 6-1, as well as a team from Isfahan with whom Pakistan drew 2-2.