Afghanistan female footballers and families evacuated by Australia out of Taliban control

The Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital on August 15 and introduced a brand new authorities final month after US-led overseas forces withdrew and the Western-backed authorities collapsed. British media reported that at the least 20 members of the Afghanistan ladies’s staff have been amongst these on the flight and that soccer’s world governing physique FIFA had labored with the Qatari authorities to coordinate the hassle.

Reuters has requested a remark from FIFA. “The eighth passenger’s flight from Kabul just arrived in Qatar,” Alkhater wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “This is the biggest flight thus far with 357 passengers on board and for the first time, we have citizens from New Zealand. Also, around 100 footballers & their families including female players are on board.”

FIFA stated in August it was negotiating the “extremely challenging” evacuation of soccer gamers and different athletes from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover. Cycling`s world governing physique UCI stated on Monday it helped within the evacuation of 165 refugees from Afghanistan which included female cyclists, journalists and human rights campaigners.

Australia evacuated more than 50 female Afghan athletes and their dependents in August, whereas a number of gamers from Afghanistan`s nationwide female youth soccer squad have been granted asylum in Portugal final month.

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