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I can’t come out to play………..my husband won’t let me!

News broke that Ardalan, nicknamed Lady Goal, would not be traveling to Malaysia for the Asian Cup, which begins today. Ms Ardalan’s husband reportedly wanted her to be home for their son’s first day of school. Niloufar Ardalan’s partner, the sports … Continue reading

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“A change is gonna come”…………….Behnaz Shafiei rides bikes against laws and convention in Iran

Women are banned from riding motorcycles in public in Iran, but Behnaz Shafiei is working hard to break the status quo. The 26-year-old has been riding for 15 years and, under the veil of her helmet, is regularly thought to be … Continue reading

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Helena Costa strikes a blow for women in the “macho” world of football.

French second division side Clermont Foot have named Helena Costa as their new coach. The 39-year-old will become the first female to manage in the top two divisions of a major European league. Costa is currently in charge of the Iran women’s … Continue reading

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Iran election: ‘No optimism left’

Voters can choose from eight candidates on 14 June As Iran’s presidential election draws closer, many Iranians are still deciding who to vote for – or whether to vote at all. Of the 680 candidates who registered to run in … Continue reading

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