Nadim plans return to Afghanistan to inspire girls in soccer

LONDON (AP) — Two decades after fleeing Taliban-ruled Afghanistan with her family, Nadia Nadim is ready to go home.

“I don’t know if it’s ever going be safe,” the Paris Saint-Germain striker said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But I’ll take the chance.”

The risks are worth it for the 31-year-old Nadim, who is planning her first trip back to Afghanistan since leaving the country as a child. She is hoping to change mindsets and inspire girls to follow her onto the soccer field.

“The message I want to deliver to these kids is that everything’s possible and then telling them what they’re doing is not wrong,” Nadim said. “Playing football is not a sin. You’re not doing
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