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Saudi Arabia: soccer players with headscarves

Women's soccer in the Arabic world - just kicking a ball around for fun - is that possible? In Iran women are only allowed to play soccer if they wear headscarves. In Saudi Arabia women have only just been permitted to play at all - without male observers.

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A group of 30 women founded one of the first Saudi soccer clubs. They gave it the name "Atahadi" - "challenge" - because women playing soccer in Saudi Arabia still face many dangers.