Iran will allow the women to go to football stadiums

Iran confirms 55 years in prison to three women activists by removing the veloRegalar flowers, and refusing to wear the hijab is punished in Iran with up to 23

Iran will allow the women to go to football stadiums
Iran confirms 55 years in prison to three women activists by removing the veloRegalar flowers, and refusing to wear the hijab is punished in Iran with up to 23 years of cárcelUn fiscal iran bans women go on a bike ride as a "sinful act"

The death of the young iranian woman, Sahar Jodayarí shocked to Iran and to the whole world of football.

Sahar, 30 years old, was a faithful follower of the football. Known with the name of "Girl Blue", by the shirt of the team Esteghlal, who was a devoted fan, wearing the day that she was arrested, Jodayarí decided to sacrifice yourself when you know that you could be sentenced to s eis months in prison for attempting to enter a football stadium, something forbidden in the regime islamísta of Iran. The young man decided to catch fire in front of the court, sustaining burns on 90 % of the body.

A wave of criticism that flooded the social networks, in which many web users called on FIFA to put pressure on the Government in Tehran to which women could go to stadiums or even eliminate Iran from the international competitions. Within the statutes of the international federation of football, the discrimination is prohibited.

Intervention of the FIFA

According to the official news agency IRNA, a delegation from FIFA visited on Friday the iranian capital to discuss the possibility of allowing women to go to stadiums and cheer, as a few more viewers in football games. "The members of the FIFA delegation first visited the ministry of sports and spoke with the officials and the football federation about the presence of women in the stadium Azadi", published by IRNA.

For his part, the minister of Sports and Youth of Iran, Masud Soltanifar , reported an order of veto of the women in the football stadiums. "The presence of women in stadiums requires setting up a series of infrastructures, including tickets, passes, accommodation and special services for your accommodation that are being implemented in all of the stages more important in the country", according to ordered Soltanifar, in cooperation with the government institutions.

in Addition, he noted that the right to go to stadiums is a legitimate demand that can not be ignored. " The presence of women is a right recognized in the world of football , and constitute half of the society, should not be prevented from that right."

In this way, it is expected that women attending the stadium Azadi of Tehran the next 10 of October to enjoy the match Iran will play against the selection of Cambodia to the classification of the World Cup of 2022.

Since January of 2018 the Islamic Republic of Iran was the only country that did not allow the entry of females to football stadiums, despite the fact that in other competitions yes, who had counted with the presence femeninia in the stands. The islamic Republic has excluded the spectators of football and other stadiums since 1981, despite the fact that the iranian president, Hassan Rohani will be shown as a supporter of the veto, the clerics argued, must be protected from the atmosphere male and the sight of men half-naked.

Before 2018, Saudi Arabia also allowed the entry of women in the stands of a football stadium, but the policy of openness of the regime of the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, have enabled women to cheer in the stadiums, travel without a guardianship or driving.

Updated Date: 21 September 2019, 22:01

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