07 June 2011

Iranian Women's Soccer Team Disqualified From Olympics Over Headscarves

The team was to play an Olympic qualifying match against Jordan last Friday, but officials of the international football association, FIFA, disqualified the team because the players' Islamic headscarves violate the association's dress code, the Washington Post reported.

“This ruling means that women soccer in Iran is over,” Shahrzad Mozafar, the team’s former head coach, told the Post. She said the Iranian government will not send women abroad for competitions if they cannot wear headscarves. [FoxNews.com] Read more