Afghanistan girls’ football team arrives in Pakistan after Taliban ‘threats’

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The Afghanistan national junior girls’ football team have escaped across border to Pakistan, officials said Wednesday.

Taliban have indicated that women and girls will face restrictions in playing sport, wtih a senior Taliban offical telling Australian media it was ‘not necessary’ for women to play. The junior female athletes had been trapped in hiding fearing for their safety and were at ‘immediate risk’.

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