- Iran, the woman who claimed the right to enter the stadium died
Share19 September 2019 It seems that from now on also in Iran women can enter stadiums to watch football matches. But only for international challenges. To announce the "revolution" is the Minister of Sport, Masoud Soltanifar: "All the necessary preparations have been made so that women, in the first period only for international matches, can enter the football stadiums".
Then a taboo falls, following the woman who set herself on fire and then died in recent days to claim the right to enter the stadium. In the Azadi plant in Tehran, where the national team plays most of the matches and will also host the October 10 match against Cambodia (Qatar World Cup qualifying match 2022), "entrances, stands and toilets have been prepared separated "said Minister Soltanifar. Security will also be reinforced to allow women to enter and exit safely.
The Fifa, the world body that governs the world of football, has made an official visit to Iran in the last days, after the death of Sahar Khodayari, better known as "Blue girl" for the colors of the team of which he was a fan, 'Esteghlal. Women have been forbidden to enter the stadiums since 1981.
The young woman died in hospital on September 10th after setting herself on fire outside the court, where she went to trial for disguising herself as a man to enter the stadium and watch a match. And on that day the Iranian national team played the first race for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, winning 0-2 away against Hong Kong's RAS.
A death, which occurred on the day of the national football team's commitment, which gives hope to the women of a whole nation. October 10th is only the beginning. For the confirmation it will be necessary to wait until March 26th 2020, when the Iranian national team will play a World Cup qualifying match again.