22 11월 2019

Iranian women attend World Cup 2022 qualifier to end 40-year exile

Australian girls could watch their national group in Tehran for the first time in 40 years to be raised.
Iran thrashed Cambodia 14-0 at a milestone World Cup qualifier which was witnessed inside the Azadi Stadium by 4,000 spectators that were female.
Iranian police were moved to allow a quota of tickets to be marketed to women following the shocking departure of Sahar Khodayari, who became known as theBlue Girl for her love of the Iranian staff Esteghlal.
Khodayari put fire to herself after being summoned to face charges in connection with her effort to enter a stadium.
A landmark was signified by the sight of girls draped in their flag in the stands in the push from the male-only policy of Iran after a 1981 ban which followed the nations Islamic Revolution, at sporting events.
Despite an important measure the movement only came after intense pressure if girls were denied access using the world governing body threatening to issue a ban to Iran.
Only four segments of this stadium were allocated to fans, who had been kept separate from men and under the protection of police officers.
Philip Luther, Amnesty Internationals Middle East and North Africa Director, stated before the match:Irans decision to allow a token amount of women into the stadium is a cynical marketing stunt from the authorities meant to whitewash their image following the worldwide outcry over Sahar Khodayaris tragic death.
Anything short of a complete change of the ban on girls obtaining all football stadiums is a insult to Sahars memory and also the affront to the rights of all the women of Iran that have been courageously campaigning for the ban to be raised.
The Iranian authorities should lift all limitations on women attending soccer matches, such as domestic league games, across the nation.
The global community, such as world soccers governing body FIFA, must also guarantee that women are permitted to attend matches openly and with no discrimination.
FIFA has a responsibility to respect human rights throughout its operations, along with the ability under its statutes to carry definitive and urgent action to address a situation which its enabled to continue for much too long
Women have frequently cheered on their team overseas for years.
Zahra Pashaei, a 29-year-old nurse that has only known soccer matches from television, stated:We are so pleased that finally we have the opportunity to go to the stadium. It is an astonishing feeling.
At least for me, 22 or 23 years of longing and regret lies behind this.
Opened the scoring in the fifth minute through midfielder Ahmad Nourollahi drive. Marc Wilmots facet were 7-0 up by half-time, helped by Sardar Azmoun.
But Karim Ansarifard eclipsed that accomplishment in the next period, as Iran moved top of World Cup Asian Qualifying Group C ahead of the visit to Bahrain on 39, taking his tally to four goals during the night.

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