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Afghanistan cannot attend 2013 World Taekwondo Championship due to visa issues

The 2013 World Taekwondo Championship was kicked off on Sunday at a ceremony in Puebla, Mexico. Unfortunately, Afghanistan’s taekwondo team will not be able to participate since it failed to get the visa on time. On Tuesday, the Afghan Taekwondo

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Afghanistan Loses to Nepal at Asian Volleyball Championship

In the opening day of the First South Asian Invitational Men’s Volleyball Championship, Nepal won 3-2 over Afghanistan in a hard-fought match. Nepal took the deciding set 15-8 to seal victory over Afghanistan in the first ever meeting between the

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Afghan snooker player takes third place at Asian championship

Afghan snooker player, Saleh Mohammad, won the bronze medal at the fourth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in South Korea on Saturday. On his way to the medal, Saleh Mohammad beat Chinese, Korean and Indian rivals. He finally

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Afghan Boxer Beats Sri Lankan Rival in Asian Boxing Championship

Afghan boxer, Omid Mehrabi, beat his Sri Lankan rival 25-10 at the Asian Boxing Championship in Amman, Jordan early Tuesday. Another Afghan boxer, Khaibar Nuristani, will face an Indian opponent on Tuesday. In total, nine Afghan boxers are participating in

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Afghan Basketball Team sweeps with 78-20 victory against Nepal

Afghanistan’s National Basketball Team beat Nepal by 78-20 in the Asian Championship on Monday and swept their way into the finals of the South Asian Championship. Afghanistan will play against India in the final match to be held on Tuesday.

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Afghan footballer wins Fans Player of the Year Award

By Meena Haseeb (Khaama.com)-Afghan footballer and member of the Afghan National Football Team Islam Amiri received Fans player of the year award in the 5th edition of the Indian Football Awards 2013. Islam Amiri, who was playing for Mumbai FC

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Afghan cricket team to provide technical assistance to Tajik cricket team

According to officials, Tajikistan’s cricket board officials have approached Afghanistan’s cricket board director Noor Ahmad Murad for technical assistance. Despite being an emerging team in cricket, Afghanistan has witnessed international success. Afghanistan’s U-19 cricket team won the Asia Elite cup

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Afghan athlete wins bronze medal in Europe bodybuilding championship

The Committee for Afghan Athletes in Europe said that Osman Anwari, an Afghan athlete won a bronze medal in the Europe Bodybuilding Championship on Sunday. The two-day event was organised in Kive, capital of Ukraine. Osman Anwari is an Afghan

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Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team in the final of ACC Elite Cup

Afghanistan under-19 cricket team has made it to the final of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) trophy. The team has also qualified for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014. The ACC Under-19 Cup, formerly Youth Asia Cup, is a regular

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Afghan bodybuilding team wins 6 medals in Asian competitions

Afghanistan’s national bodybuilding team have won six gold medals in the 43rd Asian bodybuilding championship in Kazakhstan and returned home on Tuesday. Mohammad Yousuf Sakhi, Mohammad Haroun Azimi and Mohammad Asif Sakhi was the golden men of the competitions and

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Real Madrid named most valuable club

Real Madrid has passed Manchester United as the most valuable soccer team in Forbes’ annual estimates. Forbes valued Real Madrid at $3.3 billion in rankings released Wednesday, up 76 percent from last year’s estimate of $1.88 million. Manchester United, which had been No.

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Afghanistan Climbs Again in FIFA Rankings

Afghanistan has climbed another two places in the global rankings of the international football federation FIFA, reaching its highest rank yet since it has been included in the index. Afghanistan is now placed 139 for April 2013, following an already

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Afghanistan Through to Cricket World Cup 2015

Afghanistan is through to the Cricket World Cup in 2015 after beating Hong Kong by 7 wickets with 17 balls remaining on Tuesday in the semi-final of the Asian T20 in Nepal. Hong Kong won the toss and elected to

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Afghanistan Defeats Nepal in AFC Teen Asian Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan’s National Football Teenage Team beat Nepal 2-1 on Tuesday in the Asian Federation Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier. Afghanistan had a serious attempt at a goal in the 25th minute but it was blocked by Nepal, only to score

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Afghan Teen Football Team Heads to AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

Afghanistan’s National Football Teenage Team left Kabul on Sunday to travel to Nepal for the Asian Federation Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifiers. Afghanistan will face Nepal, Tajikistan and Bhutan in Group C for its qualifying bout – the first match

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Afghanistan Defeats Kuwait, Heads to Asian T20 Cricket Semi-Final

Afghanistan is through to the semi-final of the Asian T20 cricket tournament after beating Kuwait on Sunday, despite losing yesterday to United Arab Emirates. Sunday’s match played in Nepal began with Afghanistan winning the toss and electing to field first.

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Afghanistan sign up to Pakistan support

Afghanistan have received a boost after a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the development of Afghanistan cricket ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The PCB will

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Afghanistan on the rise in the FIFA World Ranking

Afghanistan have jumped an incredible 48 places to move to 141 in the world (from 189). This result comes after Afghanistan played 3 games in the recent AFC Challenge Cup qualification 2014. Afghanistan won 2 games and draw 1 to

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National Coach to Scout for Players from 2013 Afghan Premier League

Afghanistan’s national football team coach on Saturday said that the best players of the upcoming 2013 Afghan Premier League will be selected to play in next year’s AFC Challenge Cup. Yousuf Kargar said that with the Afghan Premiere League (APL)

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Afghanistan Qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup

Afghanistan will compete in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup after a nail-biting third match in the qualifiers in Laos on Wednesday. The Afghans drew with host country Laos 1-1 but qualified because they had won their previous two matches in

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Shahzad, bowlers lead Afghanistan to win

Afghanistan began their series against Scotland with a comfortable win in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Sharjah. Mohammad Shahzad hit a fifty to lead Afghanistan to 132 and their bowlers tied Scotland down in the chase. Afghanistan were

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Afghanistan Beats Sri Lanka in AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan’s national football team beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first match at the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in Laos on Saturday. Afghan striker Belal Arezou scored the goal in the 45th minute of the first half of

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Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department

The national Olympics committee has built a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department along with a playing ground and a public park in Pulkhumri city at a cost of 11mn AFN. Having 14 rooms and a big hall, the 3-storey

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Afghanistan to face Sri Lanka in Asian qualifier

Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka in the opening game of the 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifier scheduled to be held in Laos from March 2 to 6. The twenty teams involved in the qualification draw were drawn

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Afghanistan Crushes Combined Pakistan Team in Cricket ODI

Afghanistan’s cricket team soundly defeated a combined Pakistan cricket team Wednesday in the first of six planned matches for the Afghans on a conditioning tour of neighboring Pakistan. The hosts bat first at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad but set

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