Afghan girls team may live in Britain

Afghanistans girls promise team will be allowed to live in Britain. That is what the British government has announced. Its about 35 girls between 13 and 19 years old.

The girls have fled Afghanistan for fear of the Taliban. They have been living in a hotel in Pakistan since then.

Other Afghan football players have also fled. Afghanistans national youth team has been taken care of in Portugal and the womens team was invited to Australia. But there was no solution for the promise team.

Not safe

The football girls were not allowed to stay in Pakistan and therefore they would be sent back to Afghanistan. But its not safe for them there. Thats why theyre very happy to be allowed to go to Britain now.

Several English football clubs, including Leeds United and Chelsea, want to help the girls.