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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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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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Women to participate in Asian Cricket Council event

PAN-Afghanistan’s women cricket team would participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Championship to be hosted next month by Thailand, an official said on Monday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan Cricket Board official Diana Barakzai

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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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