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Thousands of fans -- including the president -- on Thursday gathered to cheer Afghanistan's victorious national football team as they returned home after winning the war-wracked country's first international soccer trophy. 

Afghans watch their national football team as they celebrate victory in the South Asian Football Federation Championship, at the Kabul stadium on September 12, 2013. Thousands of fans -- including the president -- on Thursday gathered to cheer Afghanistan's victorious national football team as they returned home after winning the war-wracked country's first international soccer trophy.

The team stunned six-time champions India 2-0 Wednesday night to win the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) title in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

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