Archive for September 2017

Iranian MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

The Guardian – 06. September 2017 –

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets

Syrian fans at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, where Iranian women were barred from the match. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Female Iranian MPs have spoken out against a ban on women entering sports stadiums after some fans were prevented from watching a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria.

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