September 10, 2021

How the Afghan Women's Soccer Team Escaped the Taliban

by The Journal.

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As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, members of the country's women's soccer team - once symbols of a new Afghanistan - knew they needed to escape. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw tells the story of how the team's former captain, Khalida Popal, hatched a daring plan for their evacuation.

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