South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Afghan fighters throw down in ‘judo-wrestling’ matches in dusty Kabul field” – below is their description.
In a dusty public field in Kabul, fighters from across Afghanistan prove themselves in a combat sport that’s a combination of judo and wrestling. Informal matches attract large crowds of supporters, with spectators often rooting for contenders from their home districts. Bouts last no longer than a few minutes with referees on hand to ensure the sport’s obscure rules are followed.
The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes the former nations of Tibet and Hong Kong. The capital is Beijing.