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Iran girls pepper-sprayed outside stadium: A country where women can't watch football, travel alone
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Iran girls pepper-sprayed outside stadium: A country where women can't watch football, travel alone

A few hundred women were pepper-sprayed outside the Imam Reza stadium when they tried to watch the Iran vs Lebanon World Cup Qualifier. The incident puts a spotlight on the various restrictions that women face in the Islamic republic

Women fans not to be allowed into Iran stadium after all
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Women fans not to be allowed into Iran stadium after all

Iranian women fans hoping to attend a football match for the first time in two years will have to wait — Tuesday's World Cup qualifier is to be played behind closed doors.

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.

FIFA considering delegation to ensure Iran allows women fans to stadium for World Cup qualifier in Tehran
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FIFA considering delegation to ensure Iran allows women fans to stadium for World Cup qualifier in Tehran

FIFA is weighing sending a delegation to Tehran to make sure women fans are admitted to the World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Cambodia on 10 October.

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.

Iran to probe death of female football fan Sahar Khodayari who committed suicide over possible jail term for entering stadium
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Iran to probe death of female football fan Sahar Khodayari who committed suicide over possible jail term for entering stadium

Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire outside the court last week after hearing about a possible six-month jail term for trying to enter a football stadium.

Female Iran national football team fans set to be allowed to watch World Cup qualifier, says sports ministry official
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Female Iran national football team fans set to be allowed to watch World Cup qualifier, says sports ministry official

Iran has barred Iranian women spectators at matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nike withdraws supply of boots to Iran days ahead of tournament due to US sanctions
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Nike withdraws supply of boots to Iran days ahead of tournament due to US sanctions

US sporting goods giant Nike confirmed on Monday it had stopped supplying Iran's football team with boots ahead of the World Cup due to sanctions.

Iran partially opens stadium doors to women and families for male sporting events
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Iran partially opens stadium doors to women and families for male sporting events

A limited number of Iranian women will be allowed to watch Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month, a senior government official has told