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Afghanistan Women's National Team Comes to the Bay Area

Afghanistan's national women's soccer team began training in the Bay Area this week, playing a friendly against a Palo Alto club team Wednesday as it prepares for a major tournament in India.

The existence of the team alone is quite an achievement.

It was once forbidden for women to play sports in Afghanistan. When the soccer team formed in 2007, the Taliban tried to shut it down. Players received death threats.

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