Hoshang Noor Ali’s Unlikely Path to the World Stage

Doha: At 18 years of age, Hoshang Noor Ali’s chance at a top-flight football career looked


to have passed him by but seven years on, he stands on the verge of making his international debut when Afghanistan’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers campaign begins against Qatar on Thursday.

Born to Afghan parents in Tajikistan in 1994, the Noor Ali family arrived in Canada four years later, and their youngest son quickly began playing football on the streets with his older brothers.

Read more about Hoshang’s incredible story: From Quebec to Qatar: Hoshang Noor Ali’s unlikely path to the world stage.

Video: Hoshang Noor Ali’s winning goal against team Tajikistan in final match of Jubilee games that took place in 2016 in Dubai. Hoshang represented team Canada.

Follow Hoshang on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hoshang10/

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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