Tolo News: The National Football Team will face Qatar in their opening group match in the 2022 World Cup Asia Qualifiers in Qatar on September 5. Their second match will be against Bangladesh on September 10. Click here to read more (external link).
AFP / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty : Cricket, soccer, and mountain biking are all popular in Afghanistan, but another sport is getting a grip on local athletes. In Kabul, a growing number of men, and a few women, are playing a new European import: rugby. Other Sports News Cricket: Afghanistan Cricket Board terminates the contracts of
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U-19 National Football Team finished fourth in the 2019 CAFA U-19 Championship after losing its last match 2-0 to Iran on Tuesday. The event was held in Tajikistan. The Afghan team played four matches against Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended by cricket board of the country for breaching the Player Code of Conduct. In a statement, Afghanistan Cricket Board said that Shahzad had travelled out of the country without its permission. The statement did not say which country Shahzad had travelled to. Click here to read
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 8, 2019 A “culture of abuse” continues to thrive at Afghanistan’s soccer federation because of world soccer governing body FIFA’s “apparent inaction” in a sexual abuse scandal involving female Afghan players, according to the national women’s team coach. In a letter dated August 6, coach Kelly Lindsey and the team’s
CBS Sports: Nasrat Haqparast, with the legendary Georges St-Pierre in his corner, made an emphatic statement when he finished off opponent Joaquim Silva for the TKO victory. The 23-year-old Haqparast (11-2) connected with the vicious left hook early in the second round, and a few follow-up strikes on the ground from there were all that was needed
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U16 National Football Team will face Uzbekistan in their fourth match of the CAFA U16 Championship in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The match will start at 5:30pm Kabul time on Tuesday. On Monday, the Afghan side defeated the powerful Iran 1-0. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U16 National Football Team will face Iran in their third match of the 2019 CAFA U-16 Championship in Tajikistan on Monday. Afghanistan got a 2-2 draw in their first match against Kyrgyzstan but defeated Turkmenistan 1-0 in the second match on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Farhan Yosufzai has been appointed as new chief of Afghanistan Cricket Board. Yosufzai replaces Azizullah Fazli who led the board for just over 10 months. His appointment was announced by both the presidential palace and ACB. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghan bodybuilders won the 12th South Asian Bodybuilding Championship 2019 in Nepal by winning six gold, two silver, and three bronze medals. Bodybuilders from eight South Asian countries have attended the event. Click here to read more (external link).