Fifa urges countries to rehome Afghan athletes

Fifa chief Gianni Infantino gestures during an interview in the Qatari capital Doha on February 11, 2021 ahead of the Club World Cup final.

Photo credit: Karim Jaafar | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Taliban overthrew Afghanistan's former US-backed government in August and have since been trying to win backing and financial support for their Islamist regime, promising a more flexible rule than last time.
  • But with some women still effectively banned from work, fear of reprisals for practising sport is widespread.

Doha, Qatar

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