At least 20 gals footballers are amongst 100 refugees evacuated by Fifa from Afghanistan, The Independent understands.
The group of generally gals and girls, which includes some who enjoy for the national crew, remaining Kabul on Thursday on a flight certain for Doha.
Fifa was aided with the rescue system by the Qatari federal government, which worked carefully with them to protected the journey.
A source shut to the procedure stated: “The team has now landed in Doha and are delighted to be risk-free.
“This has been a very long negotiation due to the fact August to get the group out.”
It is recognized football’s governing entire body will go on to attempt and secure harmless passage for much more players and their people from Afghanistan, which fell beneath Taliban handle in August.
It is not however distinct exactly where the group, which incorporates players, assist workers, coaches and some others concerned in endorsing women’s football in Afghanistan, will go from Doha.
They ended up issued passports and official paperwork prior to they still left Kabul.
It will come just after The Independent uncovered in September that 32 girls from the nationwide soccer team were stranded in Afghanistan.
A letter urged Pakistan’s primary minister, Imran Khan, to give the ladies and their households non permanent visas to permit them to enter Pakistan.
Some 14,000 persons, together with many British citizens, have been airlifted from Kabul in August under Operation Pitting just after the Afghan governing administration fled from advancing Taliban fighters, leaving the place below the regulate of hardline religious militants.
But countless numbers far more were being still left behind, and there have been fears for the foreseeable future of ladies in distinct.
Past week, former British soldier Ben Slater, who experienced been detained in Afghanistan, was freed and flown to Qatar alongside with the senior United kingdom diplomats returning. He had been arrested at the Pakistani border when trying to evacuate 50 workforce of the firm he ran, alongside with their people.
It is thought the Qatari governing administration served to facilitate the launch of Mr Slater, a former member of the Royal Armed forces Police and CEO of an Afghanistan-based consultancy, Nomads Thought Team, soon after he was arrested final thirty day period.