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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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Afghanistan storms into the SAFF Cup final after 1-0 victory against Nepal

The Afghan National Football Team narrowly beat Nepal 1-0 in the semi-final match of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup on Sunday night. After its harrowing victory against the tournament hosts, Afghanistan will face-off against the winner of

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Afghanistan finishes 0-0 draw against Maldives in SAFF Cup

The Afghan National Football Team finished a 0-0 draw against the Maldives on Friday, but is still set to face-off in the semi-finals of the SAFF Cup with hosts Nepal at the Dashrath Stadium on Sunday. The Maldives had the

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Afghanistan qualifies for semi-finals of SAFF championship after defeating Sri Lanka 3-1

The Afghan football team qualified for the semi-finals of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Nepal on Wednesday after defeating Sri Lanka 3-1. Afghanistan is scheduled to face its last Group B opponent, the Maldives, on Friday.

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Afghan Taekwondo team bags 2 bronze medals

Afghanistan’s National Taekwondo Team won two bronze medals at the Polish Open-Warsaw Cup 2013 on Monday in Warsaw, Poland. Ahmad Nawid Zahir and Fraidoon Amiri won the third place medals after each winning three matches and losing one. Players from

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Gareth Bale to line up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

Following his word record 85.3m pounds from Tottenham, Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid. The forward player was welcomed by thousands of fans at the Bernabeu Stadium, where Real fans were chanting Bale’s name and waving scarves. Bale, who scored

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Afghanistan seals a 3-0 win against Bhutan in SAFF opening match

The Afghan National Football Team defeated Bhutan 3-0 in its first match of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup on Monday evening in Kathmandu, Nepal. Haroon Fakhruddin (#12) scored the first goal for Afghanistan in the ’37 minute

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Afghanistan vs Nepal in tomorrow’s South Asian Cup match

The Afghan National Football Team will face Bhutan on Monday in the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF) held in Nepal. The match will be broadcasted live on TOLO and Lamar TV starting at 2:00pm Kabul time. The Afghan

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