War-weary Afghans revel in soccer victory (The Associated Press)

Afghans wave national flags on the streets after the national team for beat India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship In Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept, 11, 2013. The Afghans beat India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship, a tough match whose result brought a rare moment of unity to this ethnically fractious, war-weary nation, which the U.S. invaded in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks 12 years ago.(AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans welcomed home their national soccer team with exuberance and joy, a day after the squad won the war-weary country its first international championship in the sport.


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