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Other Popular Sports Played in Afghanistan

Sports Special to Afghanistan

bullet Tent-pegging
bullet Kite Fighting--Participants cover the strings of their kites with a mixture of powdered glass and flour. Then they outmaneuver each other in order to cut the string of an opponent's kite. They do this by rubbing the strings together; this sport is mostly played by children and young teenagers.
bullet Topay-danda--(Similar to stick ball)
bullet Buzkashi

Popular Universal Sports Played in Afghanistan

bullet Wrestling (Palwani)
bullet Boxing
bullet Martial Arts
bullet Basketball
bullet Soccer
bullet Bicycle racing
bullet Archery
bullet Shooting
bullet Running

There are countless other sports that are played in Afghanistan, but it only seems fit to list the most popular.