Iranian women can watch World Cup qualifier in stadium – Official

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Iranian women will be allowed entry into the stadium to watch men’s football World Cup qualifying match coming up in October, in the Islamic Republic.

The official IRNA news agency, quoted a Sports Ministry official as saying on Sunday, following heightened pressure from FIFA.

Though foreign women have had limited access to matches in Iran, Iranian women however, had been banned from the stadium when male teams are playing, since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

FIFA wrote to the Iranian Football Federation in June, asking it to provide a timeline for women to be able to buy tickets for the qualifiers, or face consequences.

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