The Khalifa International Stadium hosts a friendly match of women’s football with the participation of the players of the Afghan national team

Doha: the Khalifa International Stadium, one of the stadiums for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year, hosted a friendly match between the women’s team of Afghanistan and a team of players from Qatar, organized by the Qatar Football Association and the Supreme Committee for the handover and legacy represented by Generation Amazing, the legacy program humanitarian and social of the World Cup. The match, supervised by the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has set in light the actual impact of football and its ability to unite peoples and enhance the values ​​of human solidarity in facing challenges. This is the first match for the Afghan women’s team since the players moved from Afghanistan from the capital, Kabul, to the Qatari capital, Doha, as part of international efforts in which Qatar played a key role in the game. evacuation and transfer of over 70,000 people from Afghanistan at the beginning of quest’year. In an interview with the site web official of the Supreme Committee for Surrender and Inheritance, today Wednesday, Assistant Foreign Minister and spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Lulwa bint Rashid Al-Khater, said: “Qatar is continuing its humanitarian positions and support the groups most in need, providing shelter to thousands of people. Afghan refugees, including the players of the Afghan national football team. ”Al-Khater praised the interest of local and international institutions and bodies in caring for refugees Afghans during their stay in Qatar and their role in organizing a tale success. For his part, Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Inheritance, affirmed his pride in helping to prepare programs aimed at supporting groups in dire need of psychological and social support. Al-Thawadi told the site web of the Supreme Committee for Surrender and Inheritance: “Since the arrival of the Afghan refugees in Qatar, we have secured temporary and safe accommodation within the designated headquarters for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in where a decent life is available for young people and families, and includes a daycare for children, as well as organizing a series of daily activities, which have been supported by many partners and volunteers from From Generation Amazing. ” Al-Thawadi indicated that the programs offered to Afghan refugees also included a wide range of sessions throughout the week, such as yoga classes, fitness, technical workshops, lessons in Arabic and English, as well as psychological and social support sessions, as well as activities under the football development program. Al-Thawadi explained: “Since the arrival of the Afghan women’s team in Doha, we have provided a training course for female coaches as part of the Football initiative. for Development, in a special program that sheds light on the use of this sport as an important tool to bring about positive change in societies. “Al-Thawadi expressed his happiness with this opportunity for the Supreme Committee and the Amazing Generation program, emphasizing the importance of continue to support the players of the Afghan national team. For his part, Mansour Al-Ansari, general secretary of the Qatar Football Association, told the site web of the committee: “We are delighted to work with the Qatar Women’s Sports Committee to host this important match between the women’s team of Afghanistan and a team of Qatari players at the Khalifa International Stadium. We are proud to help provide support to our Afghan guests during the their stay in Qatar and we hope the players of the Afghan national team enjoyed playing the game in one of the wonderful stadiums that will host the next World Cup in Qatar next year “. Since their arrival in Qatar, many Afghan refugees have participated in a number of programs organized by Generation Amazing in their temporary residence, including training courses aimed at providing the group of young people with basic life skills such as leadership, teamwork, gender equality and more. Interestingly, Generation Amazing, the legacy program of the community at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, aims to benefit from the popularity of football in developing young people and providing them with basic life skills, with the aim of making a positive impact in their communities. So far the program has managed to reach more than 750,000 beneficiaries in around the world and to make a positive change in their lives. (Dpa)

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