The women’s kit features an integrated hijab in a baselayer shirt that enables the country’s female footballers to be play while being covered head to toe.
10 Mar 2016 - 5:00 PM  UPDATED 10 Mar 2016 - 5:25 PM

And they look pretty swish!

Khalida Popal captained the Afghan women's team before having to retire due to a knee injury and has become a role model for aspiring female players in the war-torn country.

"I have been involved in the consultation for the design of the shirt pretty much from the outset,” she said.

"I wanted something that reflected the strength of the Afghan character and incorporated the very best of the country's traditions and heritage.

"I think this shirt has achieved both."

For hummel owner, Christian Stadil, the work with the Afghanistan Football Federation is indicative of an ongoing commitment to give the underdog top-billing.

“We don’t sponsor the biggest teams in the world, but we make partnerships with teams and clubs with a story to tell, like Afghanistan, he says”. “We try to meet the Afghan people where they are, and right now that is by helping the women play football with or without a hijab”.