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Afghanistan scores a historic 32-run win over Bangladesh

Afghanistan registered its first win against Test-playing nation by beating Bangladesh by 32 runs in the Asia Cup 2014. Afghanistan’s Asghar Stanekzai smashed an unbeaten 90 and Samiullah Shenwari made 81 to steer Afghanistan to 254-6 in the match against

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Afghanistan Cricket Continues to Achieve

The Asian Cricket Council recently announced the winners of the Asia Region winners of the Pepsi ICC Development Program Annual Awards. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has taken out two of the regional awards: the Best Overall Cricket Development Program and

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Ribery criticizes the decision to award Ronaldo the Ballon d’Or

French international player Franck Ribery has expressed his anger at missing out to Cristinao Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or award. Ribery who plays for Bayern Munic claimed the Real Madrid attacker did not deserve the award. Germany Newspaper AZ quotes

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Afghanistan wins 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fair Play Award is a FIFA recognition of a team who demonstrates remarkable achievements in grassroots level football.

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Mansur Faqiryar to establish professional football club in Afghanistan

Afghan goal keeper and winner of the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany, Mansur Faqiryar, plans to set up a football club in Afghanistan in an attempt to provide professional training to children and youths passionate about football.

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Afghan goalkeeper wins the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany

Afghan national football team’s goalkeeper, Mansur Faqiryar, received the best North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany. Faqiyar was nominated for the award for his outstanding performance in VfB Oldenburg football division. Based on a poll conducted by Germany’s

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Afghanistan to participate in the Asia Cup 2014

Afghanistan will join India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 50 over tournament of Asia Cup 2014. The decision comes as a result of meetings between Afghanistan Cricket Board management and the cricket boards of India (BCCI) and Sri

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English Premier League to support Afghan Football Federation

English Premier League is expected to sign an agreement with the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) in Dubai within two months. This comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by England’s top football player Michael Owen visited southern Afghanistan and

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Afghanistan to play Pakistan in a friendly cricket match in UAE

The Afghan National Cricket Team will play Pakistan on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. The match will be part of a preparation program for the World Cup next year. According to Afghan Cricket Board officials, such matches outside of

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Afghanistan steps up to 129th position in FIFA ranking

In the updated FIFA world ranking, Afghanistan rose 4 places and now ranks 129th. Afghanistan won the  2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship after their 3-0 victory against the former SAFF champions, India. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan remained unchanged

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Afghan national cricket team books itself a place in 2014 T20 World Cup

Afghanistan’s national cricket team booked berth in ICC World Twenty20 World Cup 2014 after winning six consecutive matches in the qualifier matches. In their last match against Kenya, Afghanistan won by 34 runs in Sharjah on Sunday. Kenya had to

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Afghanistan beats Nepal in a 7 over contest for ICC T20 Qualifier

Afghanistan won against Nepal by nine wickets in the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifier match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Friday. Due to the wet outfield the match was delayed and reduced to 7 overs a

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Kabul’s Shaheen Asmayee wins the RAPL trophy

In the final match of second season of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Afghanistan’s first national football association, Kabul’s Shaheen Asmayee defeated northern club Simorgh Alborz 3-1 to claim the league title. Hashmatullah Barakzai, a hero of the Afghan

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Afghanistan qualifies for 2015 Cricket World Cup after defeating Kenya

The Afghan National Cricket Team qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, after defeating Kenya in the last match of the World Cup qualifying round held in Sharjah on Friday. Afghanistan created history by qualifying for the World Cup. The

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Afghanistan brings itself a step closer to World Cup after beating Kenya

After winning the toss in Wednesday’s match, Kenya elected to bat first. Kenyan batsmen lost all their wickets and scored 89 in 36.5 overs, which Afghan batsmen successfully chased in 17.5 overs. Afghan fast bowler Hamid Hassan managed to take

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Afghan Youth Football Team participates in 2014 Youth World Cup Qualifier

The Afghan Youth Football Team has left for Jordan to participate in the 2014 Youth World Cup qualifying round. Forty-three nations will be participating in the tournament. The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup and 16 top

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Iraq’s 3-0 victory against Afghanistan in Asian Volleyball Championship

On Saturday, Iraq’s National Volleyball Team defeated Afghanistan 3-0 in the Asian Volleyball Championship held in Dubai. Afghanistan will face South Korea from Group A on Monday. Afghanistan lost the first set by 17-25 and the second set by 17-25.

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Iraq's 3-0 victory against Afghanistan in Asian Volleyball Championship

On Saturday, Iraq’s National Volleyball Team defeated Afghanistan 3-0 in the Asian Volleyball Championship held in Dubai. Afghanistan will face South Korea from Group A on Monday. Afghanistan lost the first set by 17-25 and the second set by 17-25.

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Oqaban Hindukosh qualifies for the RAPL semi-finals

The match between Shaheen Asmayee and Oqaban Hindukosh in the 2013 Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) held on Monday, ended in a 1-1 draw; and Oqaban Hindukosh qualified for the semi-finals with seven points. In the first week of the

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Maiwand Atalan eliminated from APL

Shaheen Asmayee defeated De Maiwand Atalan 2-0 in the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) on Friday. In the match, Hashmatullah (#10) and Amrudeen Sharifi (#9) of Asmayee scored two goals in the 54th and 86th minutes of the game, eliminating

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Toofan Harirod and Simorgh Alborz Clash Again

Today, Afghanistan is going to witness the clash of the two giant clubs of the Afghan Roshan Premier League: Toofan Harirod vs Simorgh Alborz. The two rivals met in last season’s final, where Toofan Harirod beat Simorgh Alborz and claimed

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Toofan Harirod at the top in the 2013 RAPL Rankings

In the fourth week of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Toofan Harirod defeated North-East’s Mawjhai Amu 3-0 on Friday. Over 6,000 football fans had gathered at the AFF Stadium in Kabul city. Majority of the spectators were cheering for

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Afghanistan Jumps from 139th to 132nd in FIFA Rankings

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

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Afghanistan brings home SAFF cup

In a highly anticipated championship match, the Afghan National Football Team defeated India soundly 2-0 on Wednesday night to take the 2013 SAFF Cup. It was the first time in history Afghanistan has won the tournament. Celebrations erupted around the

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3 Ministers travel to support Afghan team at the SAFF final match against India

President Hamid Karzai has asked Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance; Farooq Wardak, Minister of Education; and Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Urban Development, to travel to Nepal and cheer on the Afghan National Football Team, which is set to

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