A flight that boarded 35 Afghan female football players along with their family members amounted to 130 people in total landed in Stansted Airport of London on Thursday, November.

The flight was funded by American celebrity, TV media personality, socialist, and businesswoman Kim Kardashian.

The Afghan evacuees will be spending a 10-day quarantine before starting new lives in the UK.

Before going to the UK, all the young girls were waiting in Pakistan for any humanitarian flight to take them out.

They all had escaped Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

Earlier, another team of Afghan male and female footballers along with their families was evacuated to Qatar.

The Taliban have restricted football for girls in Afghanistan saying the sport is neither appropriate nor necessary.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.