Soccer In Afghanistan

 A soccer game between an Afghan team and a group of coalition (US, Slovak, Polish, UK) soldiers from  Bagram Airfield.  This was a huge event - the first time there has been an event like this in Afghanistan. 

You wouldn't believe how good the Afghanis are in soccer. 
They beat the coalition 3-1.  I think that they let the Coalition  score the one goal, so they wouldn't look so bad!

 LTC Anderson is standing next to his interpreter, who is also a soccer player, and coaches a youth team. 


There was a flag ceremony before the game, and they played the Afghan National Anthem.  This was a very important event for the local community, and it was a lot of fun.


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