Women at Iran footie

The People - - NEWS FEATURES -

IRAN let hun­dreds of women at­tend the Asian Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal in Tehran yes­ter­day.

The move was seen as a pos­si­ble step to end­ing the coun­try’s decades-old ex­clu­sion of fe­males from top foot­ball matches.

Fans at Azadi Sta­dium to see Perse­po­lis play Ja­pan’s Kashima Antlers cheered as the women en­tered stands set aside for them, said to seat 850.

The game was a goal­less draw with the Antlers win­ning 2-0 on ag­gre­gate.

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