FIFA president hopeful Iran will lift stadium ban on women

Thursday September 19, 2019 - 12:31:49
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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, Courtesy: FIFA Media
The president of the world football's ruling organization FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has issued a statement on Iran's stadium ban against women, saying he is hopeful that Iranian authorities will end the ban.


Below is president Infantino’s statement.

I am hopeful that the Iranian Federation and the Iranian authorities were receptive to our repeated calls to address this unacceptable situation. I contacted them several times in the recent past and so has the FIFA administration. We have a delegation of FIFA members in Iran at the moment and I am looking forward to hearing good news from them.

Our position is clear and firm. Women have to be allowed into football stadiums in Iran. We understand there are steps and processes that need to be taken before this is done in a proper and safe way but now is the moment to change things and FIFA is expecting positive developments starting in the next Iran home match in October.



Source: FIFA Media

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