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WATCH: Iranian women attend soccer match after ban on female attendance lifted

/ 05:33 PM October 22, 2018

Iranian women cheered at the bleachers of Azadi Stadium for the first time in 40 years, Oct. 16, after the Tehran sports center lifted its ban on female attendance.

Attending a friendly soccer game against Bolivia, the video below shows female supporters cheering on the athletes as they drape themselves in Iran’s national flag.

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The video was posted by @abolghasemifs via Twitter.

“Supporting Team Melli at the stadium has been a dream come true for most of the girls,” Katayoun Khosrowyar, head coach of the U19 Iran national women’s soccer team told the Middle East Eye.

In March, 35 women were detained in Iran for trying to attend a soccer game. JB

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