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Girls soccer team in Colorado wears hijabs in solidarity with Muslim teammate

Tweet How great is this? At a recent match, referees told Samah Aida, a high school soccer player in Colorado, that she wasn’t allowed to wear her hijab on the field. The refs claimed that it posed a safety risk — not actually true according to soccer’s governing body FIFA, which recently lifted their ban on [...]
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Watch: ESPN documentary on the 1999 Women’s World Cup

Tweet I get ridiculously excited just watching this preview for The ’99ers, a new documentary about the 1999 Women’s World Cup, which premiered earlier this week as part of ESPN’s Nine for IX series celebrating women’s athletics on the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The tournament’s epic final match–in which Brandi Chastain famously ripped her shirt off after nailing the [...]
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FIFA takes first step towards lifting hijab ban for Muslim women soccer players

TweetFile this one as a win! Muslim female soccer players are celebrating a decision by the International Football Association Board to allow them to test specially designed head coverings for four months. Soccer’s international governing body, known as FIFA, has prohibited headscarves since 2007, citing safety concerns. The new headscarves will be fastened with Velcro [...]
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What exactly do we have to do for you to watch women’s soccer?

Tweet According to three members of France’s womens’ soccer team, Gaetine Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco, it’s probably–show up naked. In a risky move, all three players posed nude for a German magazine to generate some discussion around why people aren’t as interested as they should be in women’s soccer. The image, while so [...]
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