Iran Women’s Football Team Captain To Miss Asian Cup After Hubby Seized Her Passport

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Niloufar Ardalan to miss Asian Cup: Iran captain's passport seized by husband

Niloufar Ardalan to miss Asian Cup

Iran look set to be without their captain, Niloufar Ardalan, when the Asian Cup kick offs on Thursday.

Niloufar Ardalan to miss Asian Cup: Iran captain's passport seized by husband
Niloufar Ardalan to miss Asian Cup: Iran captain’s passport seized by husband

Ardalan was prevented from flying out to Malaysia, where the tournament holds, after her husband seized her passport.

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Her husband reportedly doesn’t want her to travel, and according to Iranian law, husbands have the right to prevent their wives from travelling.

Ardalan is trying to fight the law, posting on Instagram,  “I am only a national soldier who fights to raise the flag of our country.”

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According to Ardalan, her husband doesn’t want her to travel so that she doesn’t miss their child’s first day at school.

“But my husband didn’t give me my passport so that I can [participate] in the games, and because of his opposition to my travel abroad, I [will] miss the matches,” Ardalan said in an interview.

 

Wana

Wana

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E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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