In Afghanistan, women’s football team has new kit for muslim players

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Women's sport in traditional muslim countries has often come under attack. Football virtually disappeared from Afghanistan during the 1990s, when the national stadium was used for public punishments, but the sport has made a recent resurgence. Following an official lifting on the ban in head coverings in football by Fifa, Danish sportswear manufacturer Hummel has unveiled new football team shirts that allow female players to compete while maintaining a modest attire. The women's kit for the Afghanistan national team features an undergarment that maintains an integrated hijab-like base-layer. Former women's team captain Khalida Popal, who helped work with Hummel in designing the…

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