Iran says 3,500 female football fans ‘guaranteed’ at Cambodia match

Iran has “guaranteed” that 3,500 female football fans will be allowed in the stands for the Iran-Cambodia 2022 football World Cup qualifier on October 10, the official news agency IRNA reported Friday.

Tehran has faced increased pressure to allow women to attend football matches since a female fan died after setting herself ablaze following her arrest for trying to defy the Islamic republic’s ban on women attending men’s matches.

“Conforming to the promises of the (Iranian) Football Federation and the explicit demand of FIFA, Iranian women can attend the match” at Tehran’s Azadi stadium, IRNA reported.

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