Fifa's response: "Repeats our calls to Iran"
National team stars Hedvig Lindahl and Kosovare Asllani criticized Fifa after the death of the Iranian supporter. Now the organization replies in a statement. "We reiterate our calls on the Iranian authorities to ensure the freedom and security of all women," they write.
A woman caught fire on herself in protest after she was jailed when she was caught going to a football game. Since the 1980s, women have been banned from attending sports events in Iran. On various occasions, these bans have been eased, and then returned to major restrictions.
Several national team players such as Hedvig Lindahl, Kosovare Asllani and Nilla Fischer responded to the event.
- It's tragically tragic. Terrible considering she just wanted to go to football, Fischer tells SVT.
Now Fifa responds to the criticism in a press release.
"We heard some very sad news from Iran and deeply regret this tragedy. FIFA communicates its condolences to family and friends. We reiterate our calls on the Iranian authorities to ensure the freedom and security of all women participating in a legitimate fight to end the stadium ban. "