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

Australian girls could see their group in Tehran for the first time in 40 years to be raised.
Iran thrashed Cambodia 14-0 at a World Cup qualifier that was seen inside the Azadi Stadium by 4,000 female spectators.
Iranian authorities were transferred to allow a lien of tickets to be offered to women after the shocking departure of Sahar Khodayari, that became famous as theBlue Girl because of her love of the European team Esteghlal.
After being summoned to face charges in relation to her endeavor to put in a stadium khodayari set fire to herself last month.
A milestone was represented by the sight of women shrouded in their flag in the stands in the push away from Iran coverage after a 1981 ban which followed the countrys Islamic Revolution, in sporting events.
Despite an important measure being taken, the move came after pressure from FIFA, if women were denied access with the entire governing body threatening to issue a ban to Iran.
Only four sections of this stadium were allocated to fans, who had been kept separate and under the defense of police officers.
Philip Luther, Amnesty Internationals Middle East and North Africa Director, stated prior to the game:Irans decision to permit a token number of women to the stadium is a cynical marketing stunt from the authorities intended to whitewash their picture following the worldwide outcry over Sahar Khodayaris tragic passing.
Anything short of a full change of the ban on girls accessing all football stadiums is an insult to Sahars memory and also an affront to the rights of all the women of Iran who were courageously campaigning for the ban to be raised.
The Australian government should lift all limitations on girls attending soccer games, such as national league games, across the country.
The worldwide community, such as world footballs governing body FIFA, must also make sure that women are permitted to attend matches openly and with no discrimination.
FIFA has a duty to honor human rights during its operations, and the ability under its statutes to carry definitive and pressing action to tackle a situation that its enabled to continue for much too long.
Iranian women have cheered abroad for decades , despite being prohibited from doing.
Zahra Pashaei, a 29-year-old nurse who has just known soccer matches from television, said:We are so pleased that now we got the opportunity to visit the stadium. Its an astonishing feeling.
At least for me, 22 or 23 years of longing and regret lies behind this.
Started the scoring in the fifth minute through midfielder Ahmad Nourollahi drive. Marc Wilmots aspect were 7-0 up by half-time, helped by Sardar Azmoun scoring a hat-trick.
However, Karim Ansarifard cautioned that feat in the next period, taking his tally to four goals to the night as Iran moved of World Cup Asian Qualifying Group C before their trip to Bahrain on Tuesday.

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