Iran to let women attend ’22 football WC qualifier

Tehran: Women fans will be allowed into the stadium for Iran’s next football World Cup qualifier in October, a sports ministry official said on Sunday, ahead of a deadline to allow their attendance.

Fifa has been stepping up pressure on Iran to ensure women are allowed to attend qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, reportedly giving it until Saturday to comply or else face consequences. An official at the sports ministry said on Sunday that women would be able to watch Team Melli – as the national team are known – at their next home game in Tehran’s Azadi stadium.

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