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Iran in U-turn on women in stadiums as World Cup fever takes hold

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Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere. (Photo: AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

Tehran's largest football stadium is to admit thousands of women together with men for the first time since the Islamic revolution of 1979 as World Cup fever grips Iran for its Wednesday evening (Jun 20) group game against Spain.

The decision to throw open the gates of the capital's 100,000 capacity Azadi Stadium for the landmark 10.30pm (1800 GMT) live screening comes with Iran topping Group B after its opening game victory against Morocco on Friday.

Tehran To Allow Women At World Cup Public Screenings | RFERL |
Iranian village lets women watch football
Iran 'promises' women will be able to watch football matches the same day 35 female fans are arrested | The Independent - March 2018 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jun 20th, 2018 at 05:55:23 PM EST

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