FIFA evacuates 100 refugees from Afghanistan including national women’s football players and coaches

FIFA evacuates 100 refugees from Afghanistan including national women’s football players and coaches

FIFA evacuates 100 refugees from Afghanistan including national women’s football players and coaches ‘This has been a long negotiation since August’ says source close to operation At least 20 national women’s footballers are among 100 refugees evacuated by FIFA from Afghanistan, The Independent understands. The group of mainly women and girls left Kabul on Thursday on a flight bound for Doha. FIFA was helped with the rescue plan by the Qatari government, which worked closely with them to secure the escape. A source close to the operation said: “The group has now landed in Doha and are pleased to be safe. “This has been a long negotiation since August to get the group out.” It is understood football’s governing body will continue to try and secure safe passage for more …
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