What They're Saying: Samea Hamasi

"My mother told me not to go to federation, university or even outside the house anymore. After what people have put us through, I say to myself that I wish I were not an Afghan at all."

-- Samea Hamasi, a member of Afghanistan's women's national team for seven years, after allegations of sexual abuse of players by members of the Afghan Football Federation resulted in national team players being taunted by Afghani fans while playing in Uzbekistan, parents telling their daughters to quit playing and women's national team programming being cancelled. The federation's sole funding now comes from FIFA after its lead sponsor pulled out. (Reuters)
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