Shouts of “Zendabad Afghanistan!” (Long live Afghanistan!) are still echoing around the country after the national men’s team beat India 2-0 to win the South Asian Football Federation championship in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
Afghanistan is developing a taste for rugby. This sport, which originated in the United Kingdom and is practiced by millions of people around the world,
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini, who arrived in Kabul, was warmly welcomed by Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) head Karamuddin Karim.
Two members of the national football team that clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship on Sunday joined Afghan national police, officials said.
Afghanistan has jumped seven places in the international football federation's (FIFA) world rankings – the biggest mover in the latest edition of the rankings – boosted by its success in the 2013 South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Cup. The Afghan football team rose to the132nd spot worldwide, after defeating India 2-0 on Wednesday.
Thousands of people welcomed home their national football team and President Hamid Karzai embraced the players upon arrival at the Kabul International Airport from Nepal, where they beat India 2-0 to clinch the country’s first international trophy in the sport.