Iran 14-0 Cambodia: Women attend Tehran match for first time in 40 years

More than 3,000 women attend FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Tehran to watch Iran beat Cambodia 14-0.

Iran thrashed Cambodia 14-0 in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on the day women were officially allowed into the ground to watch the match for the first time in 40 years.

Four goals from Karim Ansarifard, a hat-trick from Sardar Azmoun and two each from Mehdi Taremi and Mohammad Mohebi did most of the damage to the Cambodians, though the result will much less historically significant than the attendance.

While a handful of women had watched a men’s game before, they had been pre-selected by authorities; this was the first time women had been allowed to buy tickets on general sale, although they were restricted to their own section.

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