Iranian women finally allowed to officially watch football match after 40 years

Iranian women finally allowed to officially watch football match after 40 years

Iranian female football fans entered the national stadium for the first time in 40 years Thursday to watch their side thrash Cambodia 14-0 in Tehran.

Iran’s ban on women attending sports stadiums is not written into law but was put in place shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

But following pressure from human rights group and the sport’s world governing body FIFA, Iran agreed to permit women to enter the stadium.

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