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Azerbaijan’s Displaced Footballers Become European Cinderellas

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev is presented with a jersey of the Qarabag football club, which became the first in the country's history to reach the group stage of the Champion's League. (photo: president.az)

Qarabag FK, an Azerbaijani internally displaced soccer team, became the country's first club to make the Champions League group stage after securing an aggregate tie with Danish team Copenhagen on August 23.

Nicknamed Atlilar (Horsemen), Qarabag FK have been the reigning kings of Azerbaijan’s Premier League Championship for four years running - a remarkable achievement for a team that has no stadium and has not played a home match in over two decades.

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Azerbaijan’s Displaced Footballers Become European Cinderellas

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