Jalila Al-Nuaimi

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  • Fatiha Ouadah (23), Jalila al-Nuaimi (7) and the United Arab Emirates women's soccer team embrace children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington during a July 13 clinic in the District. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    Soccer team scores for women's rights in Islamic world in sports — and society

    As members of one of the first international women's sports squads from the oil-rich, predominantly Islamic Persian Gulf nation the United Arab Emirates, the women on the national soccer team epitomize the state of female athletes across the Middle East: competitive neophytes, cultural trailblazers, navigating both the fields of play and a larger social shift from traditional gender roles to modern, Western-style equality.

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