Iran’s women attended a national football championship match for the first time in 43 years

For the first time since 1979, women of Iran were allowed to attend a match of the national Football championship. Women of Iran were allowed to attend matches of the national football championship for the first time in 43 years.

This is reported by the BBC.

More than 500 women attended the national League meeting in Tehran on August 25. A separate sector was allocated for them at the Azadi Stadium arena. It is noted that after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women were forbidden to come to competitions with the participation of men because of the disapproval of the clergy.

In October 2019, more than three thousand Iranian women attended the match of the 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament, in which their national team beat Cambodia with a score of 14:0. They gained access to the stadium where the match was held with the participation of men’s teams, due to pressure from the International Football Federation (FIFA) on local authorities.

In September 2019, it was reported about the death of an Iranian football fan Sahar Khodayari, who tried to commit suicide at the courthouse. She protested against possible imprisonment because of going to a football match.