world cup soccer returns to kabul

charrison

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- World Cup soccer returned to Afghanistan in a match at the stadium where the ousted Taliban regime once carried out executions.

The home team lost 2-0 to neighboring Turkmenistan in Sunday's game, but that was beside the point. Some 2,500 Afghan fans cheered every time their side got the ball to midfield.

"Today is a happy day," said Mohammed Qasim, 22, a policemen guarding the field. "This used to be an execution ground for the old regime. But sport is an ambassador of peace."
 

Miramonti

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Originally posted by: Crimson
America is evil! The world hates us! Stop posting this! ;)
And all this time the leftist media was leading us to believe that opium exports were up, warlards still ruled parts of afghanistan, the taliban was still effectively controling regions, and that osama was still plotting against us.

However I do believe the soccer players should be executed for losing to Turkmenistan of all teams. :p
 

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