ASF's Select FC are Crowned afsnewO Cup 2013 Champions

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ASF Select FC triumphant 3 - 1 win over Itifaq FC of Cali earned them afsnewO Cup 2013 Championship title. They have played 5 fantastic games achieving outstanding results.  ASF select tied 1-1 against Itifaq FC of Cali whom they faced again and defeated in the Championship match 3 -1. They cruised through preliminary round defeating their other opponents including Pamir NJ 2 -0 in the semi finals. ASF Select FC is comprised of talented Afghan Soccer players from ASF’s Soccer league. The team is managed by Ismat Abbasi and coached by Zia Panjshiri during the ASFO Cup 2013 in Southern California. ASF extends their warm congrats for much deserved success of ASF Select FC and wish them best of luck in their future endeavors. Results

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Afghan Sports & Culture In Washington DC
Afghan Cup 2013

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The Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) 16th annual cultural and sporting event "Afghan Cup 2013" came to a conclusion on Sunday, July 7th at John Champe High School in Loudon County, Virginia.

A pre-tournament dinner event for team representatives, media representatives, community leaders, friends of Afghanistan from various public and private organizations, and ASF administrators and volunteers was held at Dunya Banquet Hall, courtesy of Hashem Abbasi. The event was organized by ASF’s Events Coordinator, Hassina G. Ansary, on July 3rd, the evening before the start of the games.

Thousands of Afghans from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Afghanistan participated in the 4-day festival that featured sporting events with Afghan male and female athletes, as well as cultural activities. Sports included girls exhibition soccer, men’s soccer, youth soccer, men’s basketball, youth basketball, and, for the first time in its 16-year history, men’s over-30 soccer and tennis were included in the featured sports at Afghan Cup 2013.

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ASF's Most Anticipated
Sporting and Cultural Event of the Year  AfghanCup 2013

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The Afghan Sports Federation's upcoming 16th Annual Afghan Cup 2013 tournament will be held on July 4-7, 2013 in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The “Afghan Cup” is the largest sporting and cultural event in the United States held by ASF each year. At this unique event, soccer, basketball and youth teams will compete in a four-day tournament. Preliminary soccer games begins on July 4 - 6 at Howison Homestead Park in woodbridge, VA.  The last day Championships including live performances by Mustafa Jalali, Timor Jalali, and special appearance by Laili will be held at the John Champe High School in Aldie, VA. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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AAFC Wins Afghan Soccer League's Spring
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Afghan American Football Club are ASL's spring 2013 Champions.  They were down 3 - 1 in the begining of the second half, but the game turned in their favor when Pamir FC were down to only nine players. Pamir FC lost two players to red cards after a series of rough plays and bad tackles.  AAFC scored in the dying minutes to tie the game 3 - 3 and went on to win the Championship in penalty kicks 5 - 4. ASF Congratulates AAFC for winning the spring 2013 Afghan Soccer league championship and wish them best of luck in the upcoming ASF's AfghanCup 2013 tournament next week. 

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ASF's Athletes Participate in Memorial Day Regional Tournaments

ASF's Afghan American FC, Ariana United FC, and Aryana Basketball Club competed in Memorial Day regional Soccer and Basketball tournaments in New York and New Jersey. Aryana BC won JSAG Championship, AAFC finished runners up in AASA's 2013 soccer Championship, and Ariana United made it to quarter-finals of Brishan FC tournament in New York.

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 Aryana Basketball Club won men's open JSAG Memorial day tournament in Toms River, NY by defeating last year’s Champions in a thrilling final to be crowned the new JSAG Champions. It was an easy road to Championship where they faced a tough opponent, Toronto. Aryana BC was trailing by 18 points at the halftime, but their determination and hard work paid off as they overcame the deficit to win the Championship 73 - 70. The team was led by captain Yusuf Naim, Yousef Samey, Ali Samey, Zak Siddiq, Naqeeb Barekzai, tournament MVP David Amin, and Yusuf Ansary who made the last second winning shot(video). 

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AAFC had a slow start, but managed to secure their spot in the Championship of AAFC Memorial day tournament by a 4 -0 triumph over local NJ team, Maiwand in the Semi finals. They are a young squad with highly talented players especially Idrees Amin who was solid thoughtout the tournament. The Championship game was exciting and high tempo as both teams fought hard to find the back of the net. It was   0 - 0 till the 80th minute and it seemed as if the game was going to overtime. However, AAFC was caught off guard on a counter attack and resulted in Toronto FC scoring a goal with minutes left to the game to win the championship. 

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Afghan American Sports Association did an excellent job in hosting a fun and competitive Soccer tournament for the athletes as well as facilitating a friendly environment for the Afghan Community residing in the region.

AAFC Elite Wins Dulles Sportsplex Winter Indoor Championship

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Afghan Amerian Football Club Elite wins the Dulles Sportplex winter indoor league Championship.

AAFC Elite is an Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) affiliated team with talented young Afghan-American players. AAFC also kicked off the Afghan Soccer leagues's spring 2013 season on April 10th against Afghan United with the game resulting in a 1 - 1 tie. 

Afghan Sports Federation congratulates AAFC Elite on winning the Dulles Sportsplex indoor league and wish them much success in the future.


 Kickers FC Wins ASF's 2013 Indoor Soccer Championship

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Kickers FC claimed ASF's Midnight Madness Indoor Soccer title by topping Afghan 11 of VA 3 - 1 in penalty kicks. The championship game was a thriller and test of stamina. Kickers FC's constant pressure and hunger to win paid off in the dying seconds of the game when goal keeper Hamid Panjshiri headed in a goal from a rebound off the board to tie the game 6 - 6. 

A total of 7 teams participated in this year's tournament on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at Dulles SportsPlex in Steling, VA. Participating teams were Afghan United (VA), Afghan 11, AFC, Pamir (NJ), Kickers (VA), AAFC, and Pamir (VA). After a competitive and grueling round robin, the top four teams advanced to the semi-finals.

"3 Star" Wins The 10th Annual ASF
Winter Bowling Classic Championship

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The Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) held its 10th annual Bowling tournament in Annandale Virginia on Sunday February 24th. 

As this become a tradition during winters for the Afghan community, young and old got together for a day of fun & competition. 15 teams composed of men & women competed for the Championship starting at 11.00 am in the morning.

Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA Gift To Provide Afghans With Limbs: ICRC

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is donating 100,000 euros ($134,600) on behalf of UEFA to help rehabilitate Afghans who have lost limbs, mostly landmine victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.
It is the second time that the Real Madrid and Portugal forward - who has featured a record seven times in the uefa.com user's poll for Team of the Year - has contributed to the ICRC's network of seven orthopedic centers in Afghanistan, it said.