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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:56 AM
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Mass brawl marks Pakistan's first women's soccer final
Pakistan women in soccer punch-up


Pakistan's women footballers, used to battling hardline Islamists opposed to their activity, ended up fighting themselves in a landmark final.

A mass brawl broke out after the award of a penalty in the first final of the National Women's Football Championship in Islamabad's Jinnah Stadium.

The soccer federation dismissed the incident as a "football flare-up".

Women's sport has been in the spotlight since Islamic hardliners attacked runners in a mixed-sex race in April.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4297628.stm
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