The Afghan Women's National Football Team is going from strength to strength.
Ten years ago, it would have unthinkable for young women to leave their homes, let alone excel in the sport.
Despite the considerable changes that have taken place in recent years, many women fear that one day the Taliban could return.
The BBC's George Alagiah has been to see the players in action.
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