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Afghan Women’s Soccer Team To Play First Overseas Match

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

KABUL, August 1, 2007 — A sports official says the Afghan women’s national soccer team will travel to Pakistan this month for their first ever international match abroad.

The squad of 20 female players and two female coaches will face neighboring Pakistan in a friendly. Since the Taliban were ousted in 2001, Afghanistan has witnessed unprecedented personal freedoms. The

Taliban banned women from sports. Training sessions are held in Kabul’s sports stadium, where the Taliban used to publicly execute people.

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Written by afghandevnews

August 2, 2007 at 4:25 am

Posted in Women's Rights

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