LAHORE Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat and Daniel Jabulani Mavimbela, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa attended World Cup Afternoon in the Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Denmark hosted the show during which Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan, Joost Reintjes assured that Netherlands is ready to help PFF which will promote soccer in Pakistan. The techniques of both teams are different and Pakistani footballers will learn a lot from Dutch way of playing as currently they are among top three in FIFA World Ranking, said Faisal Saleh Hayat after meeting with Joost, appointed in July 2009 to serve as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Pakistan. Both discussed a road map for the development of Pakistan football and exchange of visits of men, women teams besides courses of refereeing, coaches and administrators. Joost, Ambassador of the Netherlands and Anders Hougaard, Ambassador of Denmark, shared their expectations of the World Cup with Faisal, the guests and emphasised the importance of sports in bringing people and nations together. Apart from watching football in an informal setting, the World Cup Afternoon was also meant to promote the Netherlands/Belgium Bid for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup after the success of Euro 2000. The Netherlands and Belgium have joined their organisational skills again and it is good to see they are ready to open up to the world. Football is an important part of the culture in these two neighbouring countries, said Faisal. Joost lauded the invaluable contributions of Faisal Saleh Hayat for the promotion of football in Pakistan and said lately football was on a trend in Pakistan. The ambassador congratulated Faisal on the successful completion of seven years as PFF chief. My congratulation to Faisal for getting berth in World Cup South Africa 2010 Committee and for adjudicating Disciplinary Cases of mega 32-team show as Member of FIFA Disciplinary Committee detailed for this historic mega event, said Joost who started his diplomatic career in 1989.