Iranian women's soccer team forfeits for refusing to remove hijabs

Iran gave Jordan an easy win Friday in the soccer qualifying games for the 2012 Olympics, but the Jordanian victory had nothing to do with the game itself.

Instead, ruling soccer body FIFA canceled Friday’s game in Amman and declared Jordan 3-0 winners after the Iranian authorities refused to allow their players to remove their full headscarves in accordance with the FIFA dress code…

In Iran, despite soccer’s popularity amongst women, only men are allowed to attend soccer matches.