Iran v Cambodia: Women buy 3,500 tickets for World Cup qualifier

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Lovers have bought 3,500 tickets for Irans World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran on Thursday.
Women have been banned from stadiums when men are currently playing because after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Sahar Khodayari expired last month for attempting to attend a game disguised as a 25, when awaiting trial later after setting herself on fire.
Fifa stated it had beenassured by Iranian police that girls would be permitted into matches after her passing.
The news agency Irna said the 3,500 tickets to the womens sections from the 78,000 capacity Azadi Stadium.
World footballs governing body Fifa said it had been told it anticipates to be placed on sale to meet demand, although tickets for girls could be made available in batches.
A spokesman stated a delegation would be sent by Fifa into the game to monitor the accessibility for ladies.
The Open Stadiums group, which campaigns for women to be permitted access to mens sporting events in Iran, said the tickets went without any announcement from fans found out through social media and footballs governing body.
The team told Reuters news agency the way that women with disabilities would be accommodated and that welcomed the purchase but was concerned about women-only sections stopping mothers carrying their sons.
The ban on lovers was temporarily lifted last year to allow women to watch World Cup matches being streamed at the Azadi Stadium.
A group of women was permitted to attend the next leg of their Asian Champions League final in Tehran in November, but girls were locked out of Irans friendly with Syria.
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