After four decades of waiting, Iranian women witnessed the 2022 World Cup qualifiers matchup of their own national team Iran against Cambodia at the Azadi Stadium. 12BTi Sportsbook for the entire World Cup games and other top leagues you need to watch out and win as much as you want!
Since 1981, women have been banned from watching sporting events in Iran in which it came from the Islamic Revolution. Now that woman’s of Iran had their long-waited opportunity to see games, the country turned out to be the last to disallow women. The most recent country to allow women was Saudi Arabia.
“We are so happy that finally we got the chance to go to the stadium. It’s an extraordinary feeling,” Zahra Pashaei, the 29-year-old nurse said, and who has only known soccer games from television, told the Associated Press news agency. “At least for me, 22 or 23 years of longing and regret lies behind this.”
As the match ended, Zahra Pashaei hopes for the authorities to completely open up the gates for women to enjoy more matches not limited only for the national ones, and that she could attend together with her family.
After FIFA had threatened to suspend Iran with its limiting policy, the answer was no choice but allow thousands of women with loving colors of green, white, and red representing their flag were filled at the Azadi Stadium to show their support.
“There can be no stopping or turning back now,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino stated. “History teaches us that progress comes in stages, and this is just the beginning of a journey.”
FIFA had sent their message to Tehran as well in making sure that women are allowed to attend the game following the death of Sahar Khodayari, “Blue Girl”, wherein last month she set herself on fire symbolizing her protest against the calling of her two-year arrest in trying to get into a match with the attempt of dressing up as a boy.
Tehran is still pending with their announcement if unrestricted access would undergo for all of the upcoming matches to be held.
With the special event for the females of Iran, their nation won big with a 14-0 over Cambodia in which a double victory happened for its wonderful moment.
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