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06/08/2011 01:29 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2011

Iran Women's Soccer Team Banned Before Olympics Qualifier Due To Headscarves

TEHRAN — Not participating in the 2012 London Olympics is a nightmare for every serious athlete, but for the Iranian women’s soccer team the defeat was extra bitter after they were disqualified right before a crucial qualifying match because they wore Islamic headscarves.

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