In this 2006 file photo, Berlin’s soccer team player, Valerie Assmann (right) fights for the ball in front of her unidentified teammate and Iranian women soccer team player, Niloufar Ardalan (left) during their friendly match at the Ararat stadium in Tehran, Iran. Iranian women’s soccer captain Ardalan reportedly will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport.
In this 2006 file photo, Berlin’s soccer team player, Valerie Assmann (right) fights for the ball in front of her unidentified teammate and Iranian women soccer team player, Niloufar Ardalan (left) during their friendly match at the Ararat stadium in Tehran, Iran. Iranian women’s soccer captain Ardalan reportedly will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport. The Associated Press
In this 2006 file photo, Berlin’s soccer team player, Valerie Assmann (right) fights for the ball in front of her unidentified teammate and Iranian women soccer team player, Niloufar Ardalan (left) during their friendly match at the Ararat stadium in Tehran, Iran. Iranian women’s soccer captain Ardalan reportedly will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport. The Associated Press
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Iranian soccer player misses tournament because her husband won’t allow her to travel

September 17, 2015 8:53 AM

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