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Afghanistan and Pakistan meet in friendly

Football match in Kabul was billed as an indication of country's gradual return to normality after decades of war.

Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 15:54
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With the relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan often marked by diplomatic fouls and offsides, it took a football match in the capital Kabul to bring the neighbours together.

Billed as an indication of the country's gradual return to normalcy after decades of war and violence, the 6,000-seater stadium was sold out and the jubilant crowd cheered at every pass, erupting into a frenzy when the game ended 3-0 to Afghanistan.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

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