Afghanistan: Round 100 feminine footballers evacuated to Doha

The primary Afghanistan ladies’s soccer crew was shaped in 2007

Round 100 feminine footballers had been evacuated from Afghanistan to Doha on Thursday.

Qatar’s authorities labored with Fifa, soccer’s world governing physique, to co-ordinate the rescue effort, in accordance with a supply near the operation.

The group is known to have included 20 nationwide gamers.

Fifa is attempting to safe the evacuation of extra footballers and their households from the nation, which fell below Taliban rule in August.

After the autumn of Kabul, gamers had been warned by the nationwide crew’s former captain, Khalida Popal, to delete footage of themselves taking part in on social media and to burn their kits to guard themselves from potential reprisals from the brand new regime.

Most of the nation’s feminine footballers have gone into hiding for the reason that Taliban’s takeover.

Fifa and gamers’ union Fifpro wrote to numerous governments to request assist.

Final month, feminine gamers from Afghanistan’s junior nationwide crew crossed the border into Pakistan. The women had spent weeks in hiding amid fears of a crackdown on ladies’s rights by the Taliban.

Girls had been barred from taking part in sports activities in the course of the Taliban’s final spell in energy from 1996-2001.

Supply by [author_name]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *