LONDON (AP) — Members of Afghanistan's women's youth development soccer team have arrived in Britain after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club, and Kim Kardashian West.
A plane carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families, about 130 people in all, landed at Stansted Airport near London early Thursday.
They will spend 10 days in coronavirus quarantine before starting new lives in Britain.
English Premier League club Leeds United has offered to help support the players.
The players managed to get to Pakistan and gain U.K. visas and could finally fly to Britain after a U.S. charity approached Kardashian West, who paid for their chartered plane.
According to the Associated Press, the nonprofit Tzedek Association helped the team.
Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, who founded the group, reached out to the reality TV star, who worked on criminal justice reform, the news outlet reported.
The reality TV star's spokesperson told the news outlet that Kardashian West and her shapewear brand SKIMS chartered the flight.