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Egyptian girl defies cultural taboos and plays football with the boys in her village

Fifteen-year-old Fatma Mustafa Hassan plays football with the boys’ team in her village in Beni Suef Governorate in Upper Egypt, defying cultural norms that view the sport as masculine
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