H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Welcomes the Afghan National Football Team to Japan


March 21, 2016: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie and all the diplomats stationed in Tokyo had a great pleasure in welcoming the Afghan national football team to Japan. After their training in Qatar, the team led by head coach Mr. Petar Segrt, arrived and are scheduled to have a match against Japan on Thursday, March 24, as part of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Asian Qualifiers Round 2 and AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifier.

The team had their first encounter against the Japanese team in a home game September of last year. With the support of team manager Mr. Mustafa Mehrzad, Mr. Ali Askar Lali & Gela Shekiladze, and other technical staffers, the team is in preparation to be in their best condition for the match on Thursday.

Date&Time: Thursday, March 24th, 2016. 19:30 kick off

Venue: Satitama Stadium 2002 http://www.stadium2002.com/en/index.php

Match detail (Japan Football Association website) http://www.jfa.jp/eng/samuraiblue/20160324/