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Afghan Womens' Football Triumph

Top female players take on ISAF team, winning 1-0.
By Matthew Millham
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Womens' football is an increasingly popular sport in Afghanistan and the country's top female players recently took on an ISAF team in an exhibition match. Most of the Afghans played without headscarves, and some had short sleeves. Even though the Taleban are no longer in power, this is still significant for a conservative Muslim nation. The Afghan team - which included the womens' national team captain - won 1-0.

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