This liberal approach in a country otherwise very strict on matters of morals just met its limits on football fields.
Seven players of this particularly popular sport in Iran just been banished from right to trample the lawn because they were not quite women , reported the official news agency IRNA, relayed since the beginning of this week several English-speaking media. Height of scandal to the country of mullahs , four of them were part of the women's national football team .
It was , according to the Iranian sport authorities, men whose sex change operation was not yet accomplished . In Iran , the process was tightly controlled and lasts two years and requires several hormonal treatments in addition to surgery.
This is not the first time that the world of women's football is shaken by business type . They regularly come to the surface for four years. In 2010, the guardian of a team had been suspected of being a guard , said the British "Daily Telegraph" .
However, the sports authorities of the countries have not banned for life that these players were not yet . "If these people can solve their problems through surgery and get good medical qualification [ woman , Ed] , they can again integrate women's football teams ," assured a sports doctor IRNA agency .
Meanwhile, the Iranian football federation has decided to set up spot checks on the women's clubs to ensure that the male does not hide it . Tests that training does not have the right to refuse