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THE SAD STORY OF THE CHAMPION TEAM (Malavan Bandar Anzali Football Club-Malavan F.C.)

Azadeh Besharati | Iran

the players who lost their clubs and their football ground, were getting changed in their own car.

Malavan's women football team was founded in 2002 (1381) and was the champion of premier league for several years. It's players continued their practices in spite of low salaries because they loved their team. But for all their acheivements the players received a bitter gift. The club management decided to cancel the team altogether because of homosexuality suspicion of some of the players. Despite all these bad conditions and suspension from practice sessions, the players continued their hard and unrelenting excercises on sand beaches in complete hijab in warm and humid weather, and got physically fit and ready for the games. It's worth noting that they did not have a locker room, and they had to change their clothes in the car. But unfortunately they were still excluded from entering the premiere league for the next year. Teary eyes of the players marked the end of their presence in the premiere league; another reminder of the bitter memory of their suspension from London games due to hijab.

The team was re-formed two years later.

Malavan's women football team was founded in 2002 (1381) and was the champion of premier league for several years. It's players continued their practices in spite of low salaries because they loved their team. But for all their acheivements the players received a bitter gift. The club management decided to cancel the team altogether because of homosexuality suspicion of some of the players. Despite all these bad conditions and suspension from practice sessions, the players continued their hard and unrelenting excercises on sand beaches in complete hijab in warm and humid weather, and got physically fit and ready for the games. It's worth noting that they did not have a locker room, and they had to change their clothes in the car. But unfortunately they were still excluded from entering the premiere league for the next year. Teary eyes of the players marked the end of their presence in the premiere league; another reminder of the bitter memory of their suspension from London games due to hijab.

The team was re-formed two years later.

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