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Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades
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Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades

Iran has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years, with clerics arguing they must be shielded from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men.

Iran has assured FIFA that women can attend 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia, says president Gianni Infantino
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Iran has assured FIFA that women can attend 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia, says president Gianni Infantino

FIFA had demanded Iran allow women free unlimited access to stadiums following the 'blue girl' incident where a woman killed herself in Iran after being arrested trying to access a football stadium.

FIFA orders Iran to allow women free access to football stadiums in wake of 'Blue girl' incident
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FIFA orders Iran to allow women free access to football stadiums in wake of 'Blue girl' incident

The Islamic republic has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums since 1981, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men.

FIFA delegation visits Iran to discuss allowing country's female spectators into football matches
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FIFA delegation visits Iran to discuss allowing country's female spectators into football matches

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.

FIFA will send officials to Iran to look at possibility of allowing female spectators into football stadiums
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FIFA will send officials to Iran to look at possibility of allowing female spectators into football stadiums

FIFA said on Wednesday it will send officials to Iran "shortly" to look at the possibility of allowing female spectators into football games in the country.