Following an appeal by FIFA and FIFPro (International Federation of Professional Players’ Associations), Afghan footballers pulled out of the country On an evacuation flight, a group of about 75 people attended on Tuesday.
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FIFPro advisers worked closely with authorities in six countries, including Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, to put the athletes on the evacuation list. According to the organization’s general secretary, Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, it was an “incredibly complex process”.
Afghan footballers advised to delete posts from social networking sites – Photo: Instagram
The armed fundamentalist group took control of the Afghan capital, Kabul Taliban. Images of residents’ desperation made international headlines, and apprehension also occurred in the sports scene. Women in the national team began to fear for their lives.
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The Afghan women’s team was founded in 2007, but the women who play the sport are seen as a political challenge to the Taliban. The group said it would be given more freedom, but there are reports of harassment shared by Afghan women. Players have been advised to delete posts containing team photos on social media.
“Footballers have been brave and strong in times of crisis and we hope they can live a better life outside Afghanistan,” said Khaleda Popal, a former national team captain and national federation manager, who in recent days revealed his desperation. Messages and calls from existing players.
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