Afghan basketball team beats odds to aim high

Players currently in Italy for an international tournament have overcome war and disabilities.

    A team of athletes from Afghanistan is in Italy to take part in an international basketball competition.

    Getting there has been a major challenge for the players, many of whom had never left their war-torn country. 

    The players have overcome war and disabilities to find new purpose in life, while boosting the sport in their country.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Cantu in northern Italy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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