The Federation reported that it supports the safe passage for personnel in Afghanistan related to football and that charter flights from Kabul, Doha or other places are more likely.
Madrid (European News).- FIFA has announced that Qatar helped to evacuate almost 100 people from Afghanistan related to football, including female players.
“Fifa can confirm that it has evacuated almost 100 football players from Afghanistan with the support Qatar,” confirmed the World Football Management Agency.
Many football players have been hiding ever since the Taliban took power in August. A group of young football players managed to flee to Pakistan, where they were granted visas to the UK. Women were forbidden from participating in sport until 2001, when the Taliban took power.
FIFA thanked Qatar for their support of the Qatar Airways charter flight Kabul-Doha. It was meant to encourage discussions and to ensure that these people, who are at greater risk, could safely travel. .
The FIFA leadership has been cooperating with Qatari authorities to evacuate the affected players since August.