Iran v Cambodia: Women buy 3,500 tickets for World Cup qualifier

Female fans have bought 3,500 tickets for Iran’s World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran on Thursday.

Women have effectively been banned from stadiums when men are playing since just after the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Sahar Khodayari died last month a week after setting herself on fire while awaiting trial for trying to attend a match disguised as a man.

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