Meet Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team
31 May 2014 Last updated at 00:03 BST
Afghanistan's national wheelchair basketball team is only four years old, and up to now had never played outside Afghanistan.
But this week the 15-man team embarked on their first ever international tour - meeting the Italian champions.
Many of the players suffered permanent injuries during Afghanistan's long conflict, and to travel abroad, representing their country, was a dream come true.
BBC News went to meet the team as they prepared for the biggest game of their careers.
Produced by Imogen Foulkes