On 26 April 2006 a football game took place in Tehran’s Ararat Stadium which

was later described as a ‘historical event’: a women’s team from Germany, the

Berlin Sports Club AL-Dersimspor e.V., played against the Iranian women’s

national team. This was the first public women’s football match to take place

since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. It took one and a half years to organize and

to arrange this game, as preparations for the match were subject to constant set-

backs. After the match, the images of the sportswomen dressed in Islamic cover

attracted worldwide attention; these were also captured in the theatrical docu-

mentary film Football Under Cover (2008). The authors are players of the Berlin

team and co-producers of the film. With this chapter they thus reflect on an

event in which they were active.