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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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Afghan cricketer to play for Bangladeshi club

Afghanistan’s top-notch cricketer Hamid Hassan is set to move to Bangladesh to play for the Barisal Burners club at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after signing a contract of USD 40,000. The right-arm fast bowler was the first Afghan to

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Afghanistan out of the Beach Football World Cup

Afghanistan’s beach football cup hopes dashed after losing its fourth and final match in Doha against Bahrain by 2-5. Afghanistan won its very first match against Qatar last week but lost the three following matches to Oman, Australia and Bahrain

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Afghanistan trounces Qatar by 7-3 in Asian Beach Soccer qualifiers

Afghanistan beats hosts Qatar in their opening match of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian qualifiers at Katara Beach on Tuesday. Both teams have participated in the Asian qualifiers for the first time. Sixteen nations are going head

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Afghan Beach Football Team Heads to Qatar for FIFA Qualifier

Tolo News- Afghanistan’s national beach football team will play Qatar in the first qualifying match for the 2013 FIFA Beach Football World Cup on Tuesday evening in Qatar. “Our team has a high morale, and the players are well prepared

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Afghanistan Gets Second Place at Fajr Taekwondo Competitions

By Mir Sayed Sediqi- Tolo News Afghanistan’s national Taekwondo team returned home to a warm welcome after coming in second at the 24th international Fajr Taekwondo Competitions held in Iran, clenching 17 Bronze and 2 silver medals. Female Afghan athletes

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Afghans Score 2 Silver on Day 1 of Fajr Taekwondo Competitions

On the first day of the international Fajr Taekwondo Competitions held in Iran Friday, the Afghan national Taekwondo team scored two silver and 12 bronze medals. Female athlete Nila Ahmadi and her male teammate Sayed Massoud Karimi scored the silver

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Afghan Boxer Wins Bronze at Kazakhstan Competition

Tolonews by Mir Sayed Sediqi- Afghan boxer Reshad Rezaye has won bronze at the World Series of Boxing competitions in Kazakhstan, beating Chinese and Kazakh rivals. Another Kazakh boxer ultimately beat Rezaye, putting an end to his hopes for further

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The History of Football in Afghanistan

Written by Sayed Siawash Zimni-Tolo News In this special report, reporter Sayed Siawash Zimni looks at the history of football in Afghanistan from the time when it was first introduced in Afghanistan to this year’s first ever national league. An

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Afghan and Tanzanian boxers facing each other in Kabul

Afghan World Boxing Union champion Hamid Rahimi is all set to face his rival from Tanzania, Syed Melyoub, in Kabul next Tuesday. Rahimi has participated in 21 boxing championships and has lost only one match. The legendary boxer was initially

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President Karzai meets with APL

About 122 people from the Roshan Afghan Premier League (including staff of APL, the Afghan Football Federation and 4 teams who made it to the semi-finals of the APL) were invited to the Arg Palace to meet with the President

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Tofan Harirod takes on Simorgrh Alborz, winning the Final Cup of the Roshan Afghan Premier League

It was a tense match from the outset, as the final match of the Roshan Afghan Premier League brought out  over 4,000 fans to the AFF Stadium in Kabul. Tofan Harirod came against Simorgh Alborz on October 18, 2012 at

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De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan

Roshan Afghan Premier League featured De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan at the AFF Stadium, Kabul on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm. The two teams were vying for the overall APL 3rd place prize, but in an exciting match only

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Goals were raining as Toofan (Storm) Harirod smashed Spinghar Bazan

RAPL press release- Toofan Harirod did not disappoint its fans. The technically and physically strong team from Herat and Western Afghanistan controlled the match versus Spinghar Bazan from the beginning on. Only 2 minutes into the game Marouf Mohammadi got

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Buzkashi-Afghanistan's National Game

“bOzkashI” is one of the ancient games played in Afghanistan. The name of this game is perhaps derived from hunting mountain goats by ancient champions n horseback. On the basis of popular beliefs and legends, one could say this game

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Buzkashi-Afghanistan’s National Game

“bOzkashI” is one of the ancient games played in Afghanistan. The name of this game is perhaps derived from hunting mountain goats by ancient champions n horseback. On the basis of popular beliefs and legends, one could say this game

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