Afghanistan’s Women Football Players Are Heroes Without Capes

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After the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15, a party of more than 75 people was evacuated, including players from Afghanistan’s women’s national football team.

The young women were saved from danger after the Taliban took control of the country, thanks to an Australian initiative to aid the squad in fleeing to safety.

Australia had started withdrawing its citizens and some former officials from its embassy, as did many other countries. Around 1,000 individuals were evacuated aboard Australian flights, with approximately 50 female athletes and their dependents among those rescued and taken to Australia.

Mobarez, who stays in the USA, has been in contact with the players – who are still in Australia – and said: “It is very unsure, the situation they are in right now.

“It was a traumatising experience getting out. Now they are trying to get used to this whole normal new life. I am sure they are very confused and in shock because they left family and friends behind.

“They are taken good care of in Australia so I am really happy about that, but they are unsure about what the next step is going to be in their lives.”

source : skysport

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