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    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.



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    UNICEF, ACB team up for child rights

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and UNICEF on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together for the promotion of children’s rights in the war-devastated country.



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    Afghanistan storm into SAFF Cup final, upset Nepal

    KABUL (PAN): In a highly entertaining first semifinal, Afghanistan on Sunday outclassed hosts Nepal by a solitary goal to march into the final of the SAFF Football Championship in Katmandu.



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    Cricketers to attend anti-illiteracy drive launch

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday said players would participate in a ceremony marking the launch of a campaign against illiteracy at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.



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    Afghans shock Lankans for 2nd win in a row

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan registered a pulsating 3-1 upset win over Sri Lanka in their Group B match of the eighth South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Kathmandu, an official said on Wednesday.