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World Iranian women can attend men's soccer match

08:40  10 october  2019
08:40  10 october  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Iranian women attend first soccer match in 40 years

  Iranian women attend first soccer match in 40 years Iranian women attend first soccer match in 40 years(Reuters) - Iranian women entered the country's national stadium in Tehran on Thursday after being able to purchase tickets for a national team game for the first time in 40 years.

(CNN) Women in Iran will be allowed to attend men ' s soccer matches beginning with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to FIFA. Football's world governing body has long been concerned by the issue and its president Gianni Infantino spoke to Iranian officials following the death of Sahar

Iranian women will officially be able to enter and watch a men ' s soccer match for the first time in decades on Thursday. Women have been kept from attending men ' s games for 40 years because of a ban imposed after the Islamic Revolution. Last month, 29-year-old activist Sahar Khodayari

Iranian women will officially be able to enter and watch a men's soccer match for the first time in decades on Thursday.

a group of people wearing costumes: In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi Stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran.© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi Stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran.

FIFA, soccer's governing body, ordered Iran to sell tickets to women for Thursday's match in Tehran's Azadi Stadium. Thousands of women have now bought tickets to watch the 2022 World Cup Qualifier against Cambodia.

Iranian Women Finally Get Their Moment at a Soccer Match

  Iranian Women Finally Get Their Moment at a Soccer Match Thousands of women bought tickets to an international soccer match in Iran for the first time in four decades, cheering on the national team in a watershed moment for a daring women’s rights movement. © Vahid Salemi/Associated Press Iran’s government set aside about 3,000 tickets for women to attend the national soccer team’s match against Cambodia in a World Cup qualifying game A de facto ban on women in soccer stadiums since just after the 1979 revolution has long been a rallying cry for proponents of social freedom in Iran.

These Iranian women posed as men so they could watch a football match in Tehran. Women have been punished for attending games in the past. In 2014, British- Iranian activist Ghoncheh Ghavami was detained after attempting to watch a men ' s volleyball match in Iran .

Women in Iran will be able to attend football matches , starting with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to football's world governing body, Fifa. Although Iranian women have been banned from watching men ' s teams play, foreign women have been allowed limited access to stadiums in order to

Women have been kept from attending men's games for 40 years because of a ban imposed after the Islamic Revolution. Last month, 29-year-old activist Sahar Khodayari, known as "Blue Girl," drew international attention to the ban after she set herself on fire and died because she feared going to prison for previously dressing as a man to watch a game.

In 2016, "60 Minutes" traveled to Iran to interview Iranian-American Katayoun Khosrowyar, who was then a coach for the girls' national team, and visited Azadi Stadium with her. Now a head coach for the Reign Football Club Academy in Seattle, Khosrowyar says admitting women into men's soccer games is overdue.

"I wish it had happened internally instead of Iran being forced," she told 60 Minutes. "It's a good moment for women to be more involved in the game."

An activist inside Iran told "60 Minutes" that women attending tomorrow's game is a "test step" in the "right direction." She hopes one day to see women fill the stadium, but says, "several generations [may] have to pass or be lost in order for things to happen."

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