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Iran's women's soccer captain Ardalan may miss Asian Cup after husband took away passport

September 16, 2015 10:28 AM
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TEHRAN, Iran – The captain of the Iranian women's soccer team Niloufar Ardalan will miss the Asian Cup tournament because her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, according to reports.

The Iranian news website reported Monday that the 30-year-old midfielder would miss the tournament as her husband didn't want her to travel abroad. Under Iranian law, husbands can stop their wives from traveling outside of the country.

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