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Afghanistan ended 3rd at the Embassy Cup 2015 – Oslo

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Afghanistan ended 3rd at the Embassy Cup 2015 – Oslo

Afghanistan participated for the first time in the Embassy Cup 2015 football tournament which was held in Oslo, Norway.

The tournament was held at Ferd Football Stadium where 18 teams representing Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, IOM, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, USA and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated.

The Afghan Embassy team managed to secure third position by defeating Spain 5-0, South Korea 6-0 and drawing against Denmark 2-2 in the qualification round.

In the quarter final, Afghanistan played against Italy, winning it 5-0 and qualifying to semifinals against Argentina.

The semifinal match ended 1-1 in normal time and the match was won by Argentina on penalty shootouts.

Afghanistan secured the third position with a better win rate and goal difference than the two losing semifinalists.

This was Afghanistan’s first time participating in the tournament which is held annually in Oslo managed by the Diplomatic Corps stationed in Oslo.

The winner of the tournament, South Africa, will host the tournament next year.

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