Peyrovani quits as Iran Olympic football coach Tehran Times Sports Desk Gholamhossein Peyrovani parted company with Iran Olympic football team way ahead of the Guangzhou Asian Games. Peyrovani, who has had a long-lasting dispute with the Iranian football and Olympic officials, ended his job on Sunday. I dont want to talk about my problems. I would rather resign right away and never return to the team. I wish them all the best, Peyrovani said. The 16th Asian Games will be held from November 12 to 27 in Guangzhou, China ------ FIFA dress code rules Iran's girls out of Olympics ZURICH (AP) — Iran's girls football team has been kicked out of the Youth Olympic Games because FIFA rules prevent players wearing an Islamic head scarf. Thailand was nominated on Monday to replace the barred Iranians, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on its Web site. "FIFA decreed that the wearing of Islamic hijab was not in accordance with the laws of the game," the Asian governing body said in a statement. Iran's national Olympic committee had called on FIFA, football's world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee to review the head scarf ban. The hijab is worn by girls and women to observe Islamic dress code. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke rejected the Iranian Olympic panel's request in a letter to the national football federation. "Taking into consideration the clear position stated by the (Olympic committee) of Iran, the FIFA Executive Committee had no choice <b>...</b>
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