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Afghanistan Soccer

The Afghanistan Women's Soccer Team Unveils Jerseys With Hijabs

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.08.2016 | Sports

When Afghanistan's national women’s soccer team takes the field in the near future, the players will be decked in a uniform that marks both their co...

WATCH: The Funniest Penalty Kick Ever

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

A Maldives player scored one of the strangest penalty kick goals against Afghanistan during a recent AFC Challenge Cup match. The player went to the t...

Soccer Fever in Kabul

The International Herald Tribune | Matthieu Aikins | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

KABUL — October days are usually crisp and clear in Kabul, but last Friday soccer fans awoke to leaden skies and an intermittent drizzle. Still, ...

Afghanistan's Future: Civil War or Soccer Rivalry?

James Dorsey | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Soccer symbolizes Afghanistan's choices coming full circle as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw from the Central Asian nation more than a decade after they invaded it.

In Afghanistan, Soccer Or Civil War? | David Ignatius | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

Gaze into the murky crystal ball at Afghanistan’s future after the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops: The country is fragmented, intense rivalries pi...