Iran to allow women fans for football match for first time in 2 years | Football News – Times of India

Tehran: For the first time in two years, Iranian women will be allowed to enter a stadium in Tehran to support the national team in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against South Korea.
The state television-affiliated Young Journalists Club reported that “the presence of women has been approved for the match between the national football teams of Iran and South Korea on October 12 at the Azadi Stadium in the capital.”
A one-year ban has been imposed on all fans entering Iranian stadiums due to the coronavirus epidemic.
But in October 2001, the women last watched a game at the 1,000,000-seat Azadi Stadium when Iran beat Cambodia 1-0.
After Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, women were denied entry to stadiums, officially to protect them from inappropriate male behavior.
FIFA, the world governing body for football, has put pressure on Iran to allow women to play in international matches.
But Iran only allowed a limited presence, limiting it to 1,000 female supporters in 2018, although 3,500 women were able to watch the Cambodia game.


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