18 October 2019

Memorable and historic match

We know that one week ago Islamic Republic of Iran and Cambodia played their duel from the third stage of the joint World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The result (of 14:0) was not that important, however something else was. Maybe it gave the home side such strength or secret weapon, who knows, (to achieve this basketball score) that for the first time at the Azadi stadium in Tehran a female presence cheered the national team. It passed exactly 40 years that women in the country could purchased tickets legally to see a men football game. This is only the first step, however some even feared that the ban would immediately be lifted after the game. Nevertheless, the fight to attend and to be segregated from the male public of such major duels will continue in the future as well.


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