FIFA mentioned it’s working with FIFPro to assist evacuate Afghan footballers after Taliban took over Kabul.© AFP
FIFA and the gamers’ union FIFPro are co-operating to evacuate female and male footballers who want to go away Afghanistan, the worldwide physique’s secretary common Fatma Samoura instructed AFP on Sunday. Final week, hardline terrorists Taliban took management in Kabul with tens of hundreds of individuals attempting to depart in what has been dubbed some of the tough airlifts in historical past. “We’re within the technique of working with FIFPro,” Samoura mentioned. She added the physique had “already carried out it previously, we should always be capable to do it once more.”
On Friday, FIFPro mentioned on Twitter it had “been liaising with governments to determine an evacuation plan for athletes in danger”.
“Central to this rescue effort, is the ambition to carry as many individuals to security as doable,” it added.
On Thursday, the gamers’ physique paid tribute to younger Afghan nationwide group footballer Zaki Anwari, who reportedly died falling from a US airplane final week at Kabul airport.
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