FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Veteran striker Yang Xu scores four goals as China crush Guam; Australia thrash Nepal
Veteran striker Yang Xu scored four goals in 25 minutes during China's 7-0 blitz of Guam while Australia easily defeated a struggling Nepal in Thursday's World Cup Asian zone qualifiers.
A FIFA delegation visited Tehran on Friday to discuss allowing female spectators into football matches, the official news agency IRNA reported, days after a public row over a female fan who killed herself.
Attention on the stadium ban in Iran intensified when a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, died this month after setting herself on fire. She had been detained for dressing as a man to enter a football stadium.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019: Football's governing body speaks out against removal of Iranian gender activists from stadiums
It was wrong to remove people campaigning for women to be allowed into Iran's football stadiums from a Women's World Cup game in France, FIFA said on Tuesday
Women were barred from attending matches in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men