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Iran Soccer Girls Banned From Youth Games

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Iranian girls' soccer team have been kicked out of this year's first Youth Olympics because of a FIFA ban on playing in Islamic head scarves.

Iran's National Olympic Committee (NOC) had refused to let the team play at the August 14-26 Games in Singapore without the hijab and they have been replaced by Thailand, according to the Asian Football Confederation website (www.the-afc.com).


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[edit on 6-4-2010 by GorehoundLarry]




posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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It makes sense - I mean, what if they wore ones made out of rubber, which gave them extra grip when going in for a header - things like that are not permitted in the rules of a sport for a good reason.



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