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Lali: Football can achieve great things

12 Dec, 2012

For three decades, Afghanistan was wracked by war and ethnic struggles. Football also suffered during this awful period and was even banned at one point. A passion for the beautiful game has been reignited throughout the country, however, and it has even managed to promote peace in a war-torn land.
Football is finally being played again in the hard-hit central Asian republic, with a national league actually being created and enjoying a successful first season. Eight teams from as many different regions took part in the newly-founded Afghan Premier League (APL), with the final – held in a packed stadium in Kabul in front of almost 5,000 fans – seeing Toofan Harirod defeat Simorgh Alborz 2-1 to win the inaugural title….

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