100 female football players escaped from Taliban
Football players reached Qatar with families from Afghanistan
Women have been living in fear since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. The Taliban is known for its repressive policy against women, which is why 100 female football players, including members of the national football team, have been expelled from Afghanistan. He has been brought to Doha by flight on Thursday. "Around 100 football players and their families, including female players, are on board," Qatar's Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah al-Khatar said in a tweet.
20 national women's team football players. Along with the evacuation, the players were taken to campus to undergo coronavirus testing. It is not clear how long they will remain in Qatar.
Football's world governing body FIFA is working closely with the Qatari government to expel players from Afghanistan. The international players' union, FIFPRO, helped secure seats on flights for the Afghanistan women's national team players to fly out of Kabul in August.
Concerns have been raised for the safety of all women, including female athletes after the Taliban took control of the country after 20 years after the fall of the Afghan government in August. Khaleda Popal, the former captain of the Afghan women's football team, urged players in Afghanistan to burn their sports gear and delete their social media accounts to avoid retaliation from the Taliban regime.
Many of the country's female football players have gone into hiding since the Taliban came to power. They fear that if the Taliban find out about them, they will not leave them alive. Soon after the Taliban took over the country in August, Fanoos Basir, a former Afghanistan women's national football team player, fled and said she had no future under the Taliban regime.
We had so many dreams for our country, for our future, for the future of women in Afghanistan. It was our worst nightmare that the Taliban would come and take over the whole of Afghanistan. No future for women.