Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has warned against celebratory gunfire after the upcoming South Asia soccer final against India, hoping to avoid a repeat of the dangerous celebrations that followed the Afghan national team's victory in 2013.
Afghanistan is defending its title against India on January 3 in an eagerly awaited match that is seen as a point of pride in the country.
Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka 5-0 to advance to the final match and is expected to defeat India, which beat Maldives 4-1.
The match is being played at Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala, India.
But Afghans can watch on a number of large screens that have been set up around Kabul and in other cities.
The championship is held every two years.
India defeated Afghanistan in 2011.