Women Attend Soccer Match in Tehran After Ban on Female Attendance Lifted

On October 16, Iranian women cheered at the bleachers of Azadi Stadium for the first time in 40 years, after the Tehran sports center lifted its ban on female attendance.Attending a friendly soccer game against Bolivia, this video shows female supporters cheering on the athletes as they drape themselves in Iran’s national flag.“Supporting Team Melli at the stadium has been a dream come true for most of the girls,” Katayoun Khosrowyar, head coach of the U19 Iran national women’s soccer team told the Middle East Eye.In March, 35 women were detained in Iran for trying to attend a soccer game. Credit: @abolghasemifs via Storyful

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