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Pakistan, Afghans to square off in soccer clash

Pakistan, Afghans to square off in soccer clash

Aug 05, 2013 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon soccer teams would square off in their first-ever encounter in Kabul later this month, an official said on Monday.

Billed as “friendship competition” the match would take place on Aug. 20, the Afghanistan Football Federation’s deputy head told a news conference in the capital.

Humayun Kargar said the event was aimed to promote cooperative relations with Pakistan and Afghan athletes abroad had been invited to the match. 

“We want to forge better ties between Kabul and Islamabad through sportsinfo-icon links and thus bring the Afghans closer to their neighbours and the worldinfo-icon at large,” he added.

Kargar hoped the match would help strengthen links between Afghan and Pakistani soccer federations and prepare footballers from the two nations for the upcoming South Asian championship.


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