The Afghanistan national football team are part of the Asian football federation and play their home games at the Ghazi stadium in Kabul. The Lions of Khorasan, as they are also known by, wear red shirts and shorts with white numbering. When playing away from home they wear a white strip.
One of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation in 1954, football was one of the most popular sports in Afghanistan. Between 1984 and 2001 the national side played in no international fixtures. After a rebuilding phase in the first decade of the 21st century, Afghanistan has gone on to some of the greatest achievements in the side's history. In 2011 Afghanistan achieved their highest ever FIFA ranking of 164 in May. They then went on to record their largest ever win thumping Bhutan 8-1.
Afghanistan are set to perform in 2016 through unveiling their new striking home and away shirts manufactured by Hummel. Already possessing a bold appearance through a vibrant red entirety, Afghanistan's latest home shirt is taken to all-new levels through an embossed lion graphic featuring on th [...]
Notable players include Balal Arezou who is the country's top goal scorer; his feat is even more remarkable when considering all seven of his finishes occurred in one calendar year, 2011. The most capped member of the Afghanistan football team is also a member of the current squad, Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani who plays as a winger has made 31 appearances for his country's senior team.
The national team's shirts are currently made by sporting goods manufacturer Hummel after the Afghanistan Football Federation signed a 5 year contract with the Danish company in 2010.