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07:45  10 october  2019
07:45  10 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Iranian women will be allowed to enter a football stadium this week for the first time in nearly 40 years after pressure from soccer’s governing body FIFA forced Iran to lift its male-only policy, according to FIFA and state-run media. FIFA ordered Iran to end its ban on letting women enter

Pressure on the Iranian government looks to have paid off, as women will be allowed to attend the next match of the men's national soccer team. However, activists say only 1,400 tickets are available for female fans in a stadium which holds 100,000.

a group of people in front of a crowd: Iranian female soccer fan 'blue girl' dies after setting herself on fire. She was being charged with being dressed as a man to watch a soccer game. Women are not allowed to enter the soccer stadium in Iran. © FoxNews.com Iranian female soccer fan 'blue girl' dies after setting herself on fire. She was being charged with being dressed as a man to watch a soccer game. Women are not allowed to enter the soccer stadium in Iran.

Iranian women will be allowed to enter a football stadium this week for the first time in nearly 40 years after pressure from soccer’s governing body FIFA forced Iran to lift its male-only policy, according to FIFA and state-run media.

FIFA ordered Iran to end its ban on letting women enter stadiums during an inspection visit last month. The organization said the ban breaches international soccer statutes prohibiting discrimination.

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Fifa's threat to ban the country from international football has forced officials to finally lift the Iranian women will be able to watch the country play football in the stadium for the first time in 40 Iran has barred women from spectating at games on the back of clerics claiming they should be protected

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The ban caught the world’s attention last month after Sahar Khodayari, a 29-year-old activist dubbed the “Blue Girl,” self-immolated for fear of being sentenced for dressing up as a man to enter a soccer stadium in Tehran.

Iranian sports journalist Raha Pourbakhsh shows purchased electronic tickets for the Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match during an interview with AFP in front of Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 8, 2019. - After a ban spanning decades, Iranian women are set to freely enter a football stadium for the first time on October 10 as Iran hosts Cambodia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier at Tehran's Azadi stadium. © Getty Images Iranian sports journalist Raha Pourbakhsh shows purchased electronic tickets for the Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match during an interview with AFP in front of Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 8, 2019. - After a ban spanning decades, Iranian women are set to freely enter a football stadium for the first time on October 10 as Iran hosts Cambodia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier at Tehran's Azadi stadium.

After an inspection visit, Iranian officials were told of FIFA’s “firm and clear position that women need to be allowed to enter football matches freely” with tickets sold to as many as wanted to attend.

Women prepare to enter a football stadium in Iran freely for the first time - with tickets selling out within MINUTES after FIFA ordered Tehran to end female ban

  Women prepare to enter a football stadium in Iran freely for the first time - with tickets selling out within MINUTES after FIFA ordered Tehran to end female ban Tehran has lifted a ban on female supporters attending football matches and thousands of Iranian women snapped up the 3,500 tickets that were available in less than an hour.The change in ruling comes after FIFA demanded women be able to attend football matches or for Iran to face suspension from the association.

Finally, women can enter and attend soccer games in Iran after 40 years ⚽

Iran has banned women from attending football matches and other stadiums when men's teams play since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. She had been detained last year after trying to enter a stadium dressed as a man. If you are suffering from serious emotional strain or suicidal thoughts, do not

Tickets for Thursday’s match between Iran and Cambodia at Tehran’s 78,000-capacity Azadi Stadium have already sold out. A sports ministry official cited by AFP said some 3,500 women have purchased tickets.

“I still can’t believe this is going to happen because after all these years of working in this field, watching everything on television, now I can experience everything in person,” sports journalist Raha Poorbakhsh told the outlet. 

Iranian sports journalist Raha Pourbakhsh (unseen) shows purchased electronic tickets for the Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match during an interview with AFP in front of Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 8, 2019. - After a ban spanning decades, Iranian women are set to freely enter a football stadium for the first time on October 10 as Iran hosts Cambodia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier at Tehran's Azadi stadium. © Getty Images Iranian sports journalist Raha Pourbakhsh (unseen) shows purchased electronic tickets for the Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match during an interview with AFP in front of Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 8, 2019. - After a ban spanning decades, Iranian women are set to freely enter a football stadium for the first time on October 10 as Iran hosts Cambodia in a World Cup 2022 qualifier at Tehran's Azadi stadium.

Iran’s Fars News Agency said the women who attend Thursday's match will be segregated from the men and monitored by 150 female police officers.

Women prepare to enter a football stadium in Iran freely for the first time - with tickets selling out within MINUTES after FIFA ordered Tehran to end female ban

  Women prepare to enter a football stadium in Iran freely for the first time - with tickets selling out within MINUTES after FIFA ordered Tehran to end female ban Tehran has lifted a ban on female supporters attending football matches and thousands of Iranian women snapped up the 3,500 tickets that were available in less than an hour.The change in ruling comes after FIFA demanded women be able to attend football matches or for Iran to face suspension from the association.

Iranian women allowed to enter football stadium for first time in 40 years . Iran 's ban on women attending sports stadiums is not written into law but was put in place shortly after the 1979 While Thursday's game marks a step forward for Iranian women watching football matches, Human Rights

After nearly three decades Iran is permitting its women inside football stadiums , thanks to the national team’s good The breakthrough this year comes on the back of Iran ’s good showing at the FIFA World Cup and resilience from local activists who’ve for long campaigned for the banned to be lifted .

Video: Iran women to see football freely for first time in decades (AFP)

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