Iran has assured FIFA that women can attend 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia, says president Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Sunday that world football’s governing body has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend a World Cup qualifier in Tehran next month.

FIFA had demanded Iran allow women free unlimited access to stadiums following the ‘blue girl’ incident where a woman killed herself after being arrested trying to access a football stadium.

“We have been assured, that as of the next international game of Iran, women will be allowed to enter football stadiums,” Infantino told a FIFA conference on women’s football in Milan on Sunday.

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