Balal Arezou is an Afghan footballer who currently plays as a forward for Indian club Churchill Brothers S.C. on loan from Norwegian club Asker. Arezou grew up in Afghanistan and moved to Norway as a refugee. In February 2013 he joined Churchill Brothers S.C. on a four month loan from Asker. His move completed with the return of Indian striker Sunil Chhetri from sporting clube de portugal. Balal Arezou made his debut for his native country Afghanistan on 2010 when he was called up for 2010 South Asian Games. His scoring foot did not stop for the national team, becoming the second Afghanistan player in history to score in a World Cup Qualifying match. Obaidullah Karimi scored Afghanistan's first ever World Cup goal in a match agaisnt Syria. Later in the year in SAFF Championship 2011 he scored the opening goal of Afghanistan against India which ended to 1-1 draw. He scored 4 amazing goals against Bhutan which earned him the man of the match award and was the only hat trick of thetournament in which he was the captain of the team also. Balal Arezou was the hero against Nepal in semi Finals when he scored the only goal of the match at extra time and took his team to the Finals of the tournament.
Building Foundations – Football In Afghanistan (Part Two)
Part II: Rebuilding Foundations – The Lions of Khorasan With the fall of the Taliban, football was allowed to be played again and officials in Kabul began renovating Ghazi Stadium because of the images that had become associated with it. It was completely gutted and rebuilt. It seats around 5,000 fans now and is again […]The post