Even today, Iranian women are not allowed to enter the stadiums like the male counterparts.
Though President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad announced formally that the ban on women watching soccer has been lifted, he immediately had to take back his words because some of the leading clerics resented his decision, thereby pouring water on the beaming hope of thousands of female fans.
However, one thing is worth mentioning here that the taboo that had been in vogue since time immemorial regarding the non-existence of women soccer players is at last broken.
The Iran women’s football team has taken the first step towards glory by playing their first open-air football game against a foreign team.
The Muslim Woman: Against Football Segregation in Iran
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