Thousands Of Women Will At Last Be Allowed To Attend A Soccer Match In Iran


Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh shows off her ticket to attend a World Cup qualifier in front of Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Tuesday. Iran has essentially banned women from entering the stadium for decades.

"After all these years watching every match on TV, I'm going to be able to experience everything in person," said Raha Purbakhsh, one of 3,500 women who bought tickets to Thursday's game.

(Image credit: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images)

Thousands Of Women Will At Last Be Allowed To Attend A Soccer Match In Iran

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