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Female fans banned from Iranian league games

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia
Female fans were allowed to watch Iran play Cambodia earlier this month.

The Iranian domestic league resumed on Sunday and Monday with women fans barred from entering stadiums up and down the country.

Over 3,000 female fans had been allowed into Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Oct. 10 to watch Iran play Cambodia but they were conspicuous by their absence when Persepolis defeated Paykan 2-1 at the same arena to move into sixth place.

With the death of Sahar Khodayari in September -- the 29-year-old fan of Persepolis rivals Esteghlal set herself on fire and died of her injuries...

Iran women attend football match for first time in 40 years

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia
Women cheer on the Iranian national team against Cambodia.

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.

Women had been banned from watching men's games since shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution, with only a few exceptions made for small groups on rare occasions.

But under pressure from world governing body FIFA and women's rights campaigners, Iranian authorities earmarked around 3,000 tickets for women to attend Thursday's 14-0...

Women to attend Iran's World Cup qualifier after assurances given to FIFA

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Iranian women have snapped up tickets for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran after they were released for sale online.

Iranian authorities had assured world governing body FIFA that women would be allowed to attend the game and have set aside sections of the stadium for women.

The semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA said the 3,500 tickets set aside for women sold out within minutes of going on sale on Friday morning.

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FIFA 'assured' women can attend Iran WC qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said Iranian authorities have "assured" them that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran.

A female Iranian fan died earlier this month, after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a match.

FIFA officials have been in Iran this week discussing preparations for the Oct. 10 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia, their first home game of the 2022 qualifying competition.

"We need to have women attending --...