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Kim Kardashian Helped Afghan Women’s Football Players And Their Families Out Of Pakistan

A plane chartered by reality star Kim Kardashian and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families landed at Stansted Airport near London, about 130 people.

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A plane chartered by reality star Kim Kardashian and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families landed at Stansted Airport near London, about 130 people. The Afghans will spend 10 days in coronavirus quarantine before starting new lives in Britain.

afghan women's football players

Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being deported from Pakistan with the help of the New York Rabbi, UK Soccer Club, and Kim Kardashian West.

Since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, women playing the sport was seen as political defiance against the Taliban, and hundreds of female athletes left Afghanistan since curbing on women’s education and freedoms.

Britain and other countries hastily evacuated thousands of Afghans after Kabul fell to Taliban militants in August. Since then many more have left the land for neighboring countries in the hope of traveling west.

English Premier League club Leeds United has offered to support the players

Khaleda Popal, former captain of the Afghanistan national women’s team, said she is “so happy and so relieved” that the girls and women are out of danger. She has led evaluation efforts for female athletes.

“When the Taliban came to power, many of those families left their homes. Their houses were burnt down,” the papal told the press. “Some of his family members were killed or taken by the Taliban. So the threat and tension were high, and so it was very important to move quickly to get him out of Afghanistan.”

 

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