Iran Football News
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
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 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.
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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.
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