Husband bans Iranian soccer team’s captain from participating in the Asian Cup tournament

Lady Goal will be missing this year’s Asian Cup tournament because of two important men in her life.

30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s football team will not be participating in the Asian Cup tournament, which begins in Malaysia on Thursday (today). Asian Football

Niloufar Ardalan was supposed to be competing in Confederation’s women’s championship in futsal, an indoor version of soccer in which each team fields five players, to be held in the Malaysian town of Nilai on September 21-26. Her husband, sports journalist Mehdi Toutounchi has refused to sign the papers needed to get her passport renewed for he wants her to be present on the day of their 7-year-old son’s first day at school.

Husband bans Iranian soccer team’s caption from participating in the Asian Cup tournamentSource

Under Islamic law, a married Iranian woman requires to taker permission from her husband to leave the country. The husband has the full control on her freedom.

Niloufar Ardalan requests Iran to change its laws for married Iranian women.

“I am only a national soldier who fights to raise flag of our country. I wish a law would be approved that allows female soldiers to fight for raising the flag.”


Is it a man’s world? Why are women not free to take their decisions in life?

News Source: ESPN News

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