A built-in hijab just changed the game for these Afghan women.
10 years ago, the women of Afghanistan didn't even have a national soccer team.
It wasn't until 2007 that the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee formed the team. Even then, things weren't quite smooth sailing, as the players regularly received death threats, were forced out of practice spaces, and were shamed because they had to leave the country to find another team to play.
There was another challenge too.