Buzkashi also known as kupkari, is the national sport of Afghanistan and is a "passion" there. In this sport, horse backed players strive to place a goat or calf carcass in a goal. Its matches are often played on Fridays and attract thousands of viewers. The sport was originated when the nomadic Turkic-Mongol peoples came from farther north and east spread westward from China and Mongolia in 10th to 15th centuries in a centuries-long series of migrations which ended in the 1930s. A player of buzkashi is known as Chapandaz. Apart from Afghanistan, other games similar to buzkashi are played by several other countries such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Some of the rules of the game in Kabul are:-
Rules to be followed in Kyrgyzstan where the sport is known as kokboru are:-