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Hijab-wearing freestyle footballer shows off skills on Tehran rooftop during lockdown03:29

Hijab-wearing freestyle footballer shows off skills on Tehran rooftop during lockdown

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
April 30, 2020 at 15:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hosna Mirhadi, a 23-year-old woman from Tehran, showed off her impressive freestyle football skills from a rooftop, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Mirhadi Mirhadi explained that she does not see her hijab as an obstacle to performing her moves.

"It is crystal clear that it is tough to play with a hijab, but it sets me apart from other girls in this regard. The first days when I was a beginner, it was strange for everybody and they did not take me seriously. However, when I gradually became a professional, people encouraged me and took me seriously," she shared.

The freestyler also commented on the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it had "its pros and cons."

"Regarding its advantages, I could think more about my moves and my freestyling. With respect to its disadvantages, I could not leave my house due to quarantine and I had to practice on the house's rooftop. Moreover, it discouraged me a little about competitions. All in all, I still have hope to join the competitions."

"I have been doing football freestyle for four years. I used to play football before it but I got injured and turned to freestyling. Football freestyle is not an expensive field and there is no need to have a coach. Therefore, I began to do it to improve myself," she added.

Hijab-wearing freestyle footballer shows off skills on Tehran rooftop during lockdown03:29
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Hosna Mirhadi, a 23-year-old woman from Tehran, showed off her impressive freestyle football skills from a rooftop, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Mirhadi Mirhadi explained that she does not see her hijab as an obstacle to performing her moves.

"It is crystal clear that it is tough to play with a hijab, but it sets me apart from other girls in this regard. The first days when I was a beginner, it was strange for everybody and they did not take me seriously. However, when I gradually became a professional, people encouraged me and took me seriously," she shared.

The freestyler also commented on the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it had "its pros and cons."

"Regarding its advantages, I could think more about my moves and my freestyling. With respect to its disadvantages, I could not leave my house due to quarantine and I had to practice on the house's rooftop. Moreover, it discouraged me a little about competitions. All in all, I still have hope to join the competitions."

"I have been doing football freestyle for four years. I used to play football before it but I got injured and turned to freestyling. Football freestyle is not an expensive field and there is no need to have a coach. Therefore, I began to do it to improve myself," she added.

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