Soccer officers are liaising with governments to attempt to evacuate gamers from Afghanistan after the Taliban regained management, the world gamers’ union mentioned Friday.
Considerations have been raised concerning the security of feminine gamers who’ve spoken up for girls’s rights and towards the Taliban.
“As a champion of activists, we’re enormously involved about these athletes who’ve, for a few years, been outspoken advocates for improved human rights within the nation,” world gamers’ union FIFPRO mentioned on Twitter. “Over the previous few days, FIFPRO has been liaising with governments to determine an evacuation plan for athletes in danger. Central to this rescue effort, is the ambition to convey as many individuals to security as attainable.”
The Afghan authorities fell a lot quicker than publicly anticipated by america, permitting the Taliban to take again management of Kabul on Sunday after 20 years.
A number of folks have been killed when tons of of Afghan civilians determined to depart the nation swarmed a C-17 cargo aircraft because it was making an attempt to take off from Kabul airport on Monday. The U.S. Air Drive mentioned human stays have been discovered within the aircraft’s wheel effectively after it landed at al-Udeid Air Base within the Gulf state of Qatar.
A teenage male footballer is reported to have been among the many victims, in accordance with a publish by Afghanistan’s sports activities federation on a verified Fb web page. Tributes have been paid extra extensively.
“FIFA has been shocked and saddened by the tragic dying of Zaki Anwari, a former under-17 Afghanistan nationwide youth group participant,” world soccer’s governing physique mentioned in an announcement. “Our deepest condolences are with Zaki’s household and family members.”
Calling the state of affairs “ unstable and really worrying,” FIFA mentioned it was involved with the Afghanistan Soccer Federation and was receiving updates from gamers.
“We’re supporting them by means of this troublesome time,” FIFA mentioned.