Afghan National Football Team
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Why is the Ukrainian soccer team still playing matches?
Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online
In Afghanistan, soccer became something to rally around because it was a symbol of peace. The Afghan National Team was banned from 1984 until 2002 because of war and Taliban control, but as soon as the country claimed that it had been liberated, ...
Why Afghans are 'The Dark Horse' in Sports
Sharnoff's Global Views
On December 11, 2011, Afghanistan played in the final with India and lost due to a biased umpire. However, on September 11, 2013, the Afghan national team beat India in the South Asian Football Champions final to become the football champions in the ...
Head-Scarf Ok For Soccer Welcomed
Zahra Mahmoodi (left), captain of the Afghan women's national soccer team, signs an Afghan-made soccer ball for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul last year. Tweet · Follow @RFERL ...
A Gadhafi son is extradited to Libya
At various times, he headed the country's soccer federation and its national team. In one case, security forces opened fire on fans in a 1996 match attended by al-Saadi killing a number of people in murky circumstances He is also suspected in the 2005 ...
Sport in conflict: can cricket heal war-torn Afghanistan?
In 2007, Iraq's national soccer team completed one of sport's great fairytales by winning the Asian Cup. The victory provided a rare moment for celebration in the war-torn nation. As Iraq's Brazilian coach Jorvan Vieira told a news conference following ...
Pakistan, Afghanistan hail Fifa headscarf move
The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996-2001, allowed only men's football but sometimes used the national football ground in Kabul to carry out public executions before matches. Pakistan's women's team will start a training camp next month to tune ...
In pictures: Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane team up for charity match
Team Ronaldo, Zidane and Friends players (front row, left to right) Pavel Nedved, Michel Salgado, Gennaro Gattuso, Fabio Cannavaro and Luis Figo; (back row, left to right) goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis, Fernando Hierro, Ronaldo, Paolo Maldini ...
WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT
New Zealand Herald
SOC--UKRAINE-US. LARNACA, Cyprus Ukraine's national football team gave its troubled country something to cheer about on Wednesday when it beat the United States 2-0 in an international friendly. By Menelaos Hadjicostis. MOVED: 724 words. SOC--ENGLAND ...
Afghan Football Association Info & Statistics
||Founded: 1933, Affiliated: 1948
||Jerseys: White, Shorts:White, Stockings:White