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Nadia Nadim: ‘I’m Actually the Picture of Everything the Taliban Don’t Want Their Women to Be’

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Nadia Nadim, left, fights for the ball against Netherlands defender, Jackie Groenen, October 5, 2018. (Shutterstock)
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Across her prolific 16-year career, Nadia Nadim has earned success after success, having represented Denmark’s women’s soccer team since 2009. But Nadim’s glittering accomplishments are borne from strife. When she was 11, her father was murdered by the Taliban, and so she was forced to evacuate her birth country of Afghanistan alongside her mother and four sisters.

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