MAGNUM PHOTOS – Iranian Soccer by Newsha Tavakolian

© Newsha Tavakolian / Magnum Photos

Women´s sports aren´t something you typically associate with the Islamic Republic of Iran, but one 27-year old Iranian-American woman wants to change that. Having captained the Iranian women´s national soccer team, Katayoun «Katiana» Khosrowyar who moved to Iran at 17, now coaches the national under-14 team as well as holding a seat on the sport´s national oversight board.

In 2005 the number of girls taking part in women´s and girl´s leagues in Iran was zero, since then the sport´s popularity has grown, with four thousand Iranian girls now involved in the soccer.


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