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Iran Banishes Women From Tehran Football Match Attended by FIFA Chief

Iran has blocked several dozen women from attending a major Tehran football match witnessed by the head of FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, prompting criticism from rights activists. Iranian state news agency ISNA said police “transferred” 35 women who had gone to Azadi Stadium on Thursday to try to watch the match between local rivals Esteghlal and Persepolis. Iran has been barring women from attending some men’s sporting events, especially football, since the first few years...

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