Saturday, February 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India





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Kabul striker Sayed Tahir (L) is tackled by Pte Bowalter of the ISAF soccer team during Kabul's biggest sporting event in years
Kabul striker Sayed Tahir (L) is tackled by Pte Bowalter of the ISAF soccer team during Kabul's biggest sporting event in years a soccer match between players from the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) and Kabul United on February 15, 2002. The match ended in a 3-1 victory for the ISAF side, but the beginning of the match was marred by clashes between fans and security. The match attracted a capacity crowd of 30,000 spectators, but thousands more were locked outside the stadium.



 

Afghan soccer fans watch the match.
Afghan soccer fans watch the match.

 

An Afghan security guard beats back soccer fans
An Afghan security guard beats back soccer fans who were trying to gain access to the stadium.

 

A young Afghan soccer fan runs to get into the stadium.
A young Afghan soccer fan runs to get into the stadium.



 

A German soldier receives medical attention after being hit by a rock during the event.
A German soldier receives medical attention after being hit by a rock during the event.

 

Fans jump over a stadium wall to get in.
Fans jump over a stadium wall to get in.

REUTERS photos/Mario Laporta


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