AF­TER 38 YEARS, ‘AZADI’ FOR IRAN WOMEN

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Front Page - Azadi Sta­dium

In a his­toric mo­ment for sport, Iran ended a 38-year ban by al­low­ing women to watch the coun­try’s World Cup football qual­i­fier against Cam­bo­dia at Tehran’s on Thurs­day. Iran won 14-0. The move came a month af­ter the death of a 29-year-old football fan who set her­self on fire protest­ing a six-month prison sen­tence for at­tend­ing a club game. The news spread widely on­line with the help of the hash­tag #blue­girl |

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