Afghans Warned Against Joyful Gunfire Ahead of South Asian Football Federation Cup final

Updated: 03 January 2016 18:07 IST

Afghanistan Ministers have warned the fans to avoid a repeat of the wild celebrations, which followed after their team's victory in the South Asian Football Federation Cup during the 2013 edition.

Afghans Warned Against Joyful Gunfire Ahead of South Asian Football Federation Cup final
Afghanistan fans can watch the SAFF final against India on a number of large screens set up around the capital and other cities. (Image for representational purpose only) © Twitter

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has warned against celebratory gunfire after the South Asian Football Federation Cup final against India, hoping to avoid a repeat of the raucous celebrations that followed the national team's victory in 2013. (India vs Afghanistan, SAFF Cup Final Live Score)

Afghanistan will defend its title against India on Sunday in an eagerly awaited match seen as a point of pride in the war-ravaged country. Afghanistan, which defeated Sri Lanka 5-0 to advance to the finals, is expected to defeat India, which beat Maldives 4-1.

The match will be played at Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala, India, but Afghans can watch on a number of large screens set up around the capital and other cities.

The championship is held every two years. India beat Afghanistan in 2011.

Topics : Football
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