A group of women were allowed into Stadium to watch Iran football match. It was the first time in nearly 40 odd years that women were allowed in to watch the men’s team play.
Iranian women attended the international friendly match between Iran and Bolivia at the Azadi Stadium for the first time in nearly 40 years! pic.twitter.com/OukcJ9ccKi
— AFC (@theafcdotcom) October 17, 2018
Iran takes on Bolivia in Azadi stadium. On the field, Iran won 2-1.
Once again women in Iran were banned from watching a soccer match in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Oct. 16–until the last minute when some players’ female family members were allowed in and others snuck in.
— IranHumanRights.org (@ICHRI) October 16, 2018
There are several reports of women being unable to get inside the stadium as well.
It is finally happening. Some chosen Iranian women are allowed to enter Azadi Stadium and watch an official match for the first time.
Clearly, it’s an important step on the road to accomplishment of their justly wish. #IRNvBOL pic.twitter.com/kfeFrmls0e
— Alireza Ashraf (@AlirezaAshraf1) October 16, 2018
In Iran, women have been forbidden from attending soccer matches and other male-only sporting events in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
— foot_lady (@footladytweets) October 16, 2018