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    UEFA to help promote football in Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): Praising Afghan players for keeping football alive through decades of war, UEFA President Michel Platini on Sunday vowed to help promote the sport grow in the resource-deficient conflict-devastated country.



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    UEFA chief accorded warm welcome in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini, who arrived in Kabul, was warmly welcomed by Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) head Karamuddin Karim.



    Accidents & Disasters,Sports

    One footballer killed, 3 injured in accident

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One football player was killed and three others were wounded in a traffic accident in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime,Sports

    2 members of football squad join police

    KABUL (PAN): Two members of the national football team that clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship on Sunday joined Afghan national police, officials said.



    Governance,Sports

    Senators offer footballers 2m afs in reward

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, the upper house of parliament, on Sunday announced a reward of two million afghanis (over $35,700) for the national soccer team that clinched the South Asian Football Federation Championship in Kathmandu.



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    US, UK, FIFA greet Afghans on victory

    KABUL (PAN): The United States, the UK and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Thursday congratulated Afghanistan football team on winning the nation’s first international soccer championship.



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    Karzai hugs footballers as Afghanistan cheers

    KABUL (PAN): Thousands of people welcomed home their national football team and President Hamid Karzai embraced the players upon arrival at the Kabul International Airport from Nepal, where they beat India 2-0 to clinch the country’s first international trophy in the sport.



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    Australia assures long-term assistance to ACB

    KABUL (PAN): The Australian Ambassador on Wednesday assured Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials of his country’s long-term assistance and promised efforts for promoting links between ACB and



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    Afghanistan win first international soccer title

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan won their first international trophy in soccer on Wednesday, beating India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship in the Nepalese capital Katmandu.