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Royal Roundup: Leeds United urging UK to accept Afghan girls team

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Leeds United is requesting the UK government approve and expedite passage to resettle 35 teenage Afghanistan players and their families and coaches that evacuated to Pakistan to avoid Taliban persecution. They have until Oct. 12th to be accepted by other nations before their visa runs out and they would be forced to return to Afghanistan. Australia has already welcomed the senior women’s team players.

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