Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vows to deal with Fifa 'dictators & colonialists' who 'carried out ugly job' of banning women's national team

The Asian nation's leader is not happy with the football authorities' ruling to not allow his country's women's team to play a 2012 Olympics qualifier due to their Islamic clothing

Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blasted Fifa for banning his nation's women's football team from an Olympic qualifier.

Fifa have imposed a ban on the Iranian team because they believe that their Islamic dress breaks the organisation’s rules on appropriate playing kit.

The team had to forfeit a 2012 Olympic qualifier against Jordan last week because they refused to play without their Islamic dress and headscarves and Iran leader Ahmadinejad has hit out at the organisation following the ruling.

He told Associated Press: "These are the dictators and colonialists who want to impose their lifestyle on others.

"We will deal with those who carried out this ugly job. We follow definite rights of our girls."

The president added that he has authorised Iran's head of physical education, Ali Saeedlu, to further investigate the matter.

Mustafa Musleh Zadeh, Iran's ambassador to Jordan, added that the suspension on the women’s team is "inhumane" and "politically motivated".

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