Afghanistan's footballers have beaten Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match being played in Kabul, which was the first international game played there in a decade.
According to the BBC, the home team dominated the game from the kick-off, and went three goals ahead mid-way through the second half to the delight of their rapturous supporters.
It was the first match between the two countries in Kabul for 30 years and the match was being taken as an indication of Afghanistan's return to normality after decades of war, with hopes high that it could help ease political tensions, the report said.
At temperatures of over 30°C, thousands of football enthusiasts were packing the ground next to Kabul's Ghazi stadium, the report added.
AFF Secretary General Sayed Aghazada said that the match showed that after a very difficult period, Afghanistan was returning to normality.
Football was not banned during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, but during their time of rule, they used the old Ghazi stadium in Kabul as a venue for executions, stonings and mutilations, the report further said.