A women's football team has been thrown out of an event in Central America after organisers found they were all prostitutes.

The Stars of the Line were playing in a tournament in Guatemala and were put out after losing 5-2 to the Blue Devils.

Team captain Valeria said: "Just for being prostitutes, society marginalises us, and we want to exercise our rights as women and as mothers."

Officials said the reason they were kicked out was because of foul language from the team's fans.

But Valeria said foul language was not the issue, saying: "When they found out we were prostitutes, they tossed us out like cockroaches. It is really discrimination. What we want is to play soccer with any other team. Being prostitutes does not mean that we are violent, because we are well disciplined."