Opinion

Australia needs to take in more Afghan refugees, as fear intensifies for female athletes

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
August 22 2021 - 2:00pm
Former Afghanistan soccer captain, Khalida Popal, fears for the safety of female soccer players and is telling them to burn their kits and remove anything linking them to sport. Picture: Getty

Female athletes are joining the long queue of those trying to flee Afghanistan, as advocates fear for their safety and tell them to remove all traces of their participation.

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Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes

Journalist

Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.

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