FIFA Disqualifies Iran: JMD on NPR

FIFA Disqualifies Iranian Women's Soccer Team
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June 9, 2011
The Iranian women's soccer team was disqualified last week from a pre-Olympic trial match in Jordan because of the type of head covering players were wearing. FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, contends that the players did not wear an approved head covering that met regulation requirements. Michele Norris speaks with James Dorsey, the author of the blog The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer and a visiting senior researcher at the National University of Singapore's Middle East Institute.


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