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Iran vice president admits women watching football

2019-10-03T07:14:17.202Z

Iran's Vice President Masme Ebtekar (59) will accept regular women watching the stadium in the representative match of Tehran ’s Men ’s World Cup (World Cup) qualifying on the 10th in response to the Asahi Shimbun press conference. Reveal ...



Iran's Vice President Masme Ebtekar (59) will accept regular women watching the stadium in the representative match of Tehran ’s Men ’s World Cup (World Cup) qualifying on the 10th in response to the Asahi Shimbun press conference. Was revealed. In the country where women have been banned from watching men's soccer at the stadium, it will be the first general opening after the Islamic Revolution.

Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women in Iran can no longer watch popular men's sports on the stadium. Although it is not prohibited by law, it is a measure to prevent molesting and violence, but the International Football Federation (FIFA) has criticized it as discrimination against women. There were a number of cases where women entered as men, and in September, a detained woman (29) committed suicide by burning.

Mr. Ebtecar, who is in charge of women's issues in the Rohani administration, said in an interview conducted at the Vice President's office in Tehran that "the idea of ​​protecting women (prohibited entry) was unfortunately regarded as a restriction. " On top of that, “The demand is growing mainly among young people. The government has continued to make efforts to divide the seats and entrances of the stadium between men and women, and create a women's toilet, and finally the environment (to enter) is ready.” He said.

This time, general women will be spectated in the second Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup Qatar Tournament. The Iran-Cambodia match will take place on the 10th of this month at Azadi Stadium, which has a capacity of about 80,000. Ebtecar said, “(general) women can buy tickets and enter”.

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Source: asahi

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