The 40 or so girls training in the village of Deir Jarir have to make do with just six balls between them and their shirts have the name of the boys’ team on the back. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI
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footballers break cultural barriersWomen's football has developed significantly since the first Palestinian team was formed in 2009 .There are now six adult teams playing in an outdoor league and a dozen more in an indoor league.Around 400 girls over the age of 14 are registered as players, and more and more younger girls are taking up the sport.The 40 or so girls between 10 and 14 training in the village of Deir Jarir, outside Ramallah, have to make do with just six balls between them and their shirts have the name of the boys' team on the back.
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