Afghan junior women’s football team plea for asylum in UK

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Afghanistan’s junior women’s football team has urged the United Kingdom to grant them asylum as they face the prospect having to return home from Pakistan as their visas come to an end. The 35 young women aged 12-19, have been staying in a hotel in Lahore since fleeing from the Taliban, along with their football coaches and family members totalling 129 people. The football team and their families have been financially supported by the ROKiT Foundation, but now face deportation to Afghanistan as their emergency visas expire on 12 October. “The only thing all of us know is that we don’t want to …

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