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Iranian female soccer fans kept waiting as all spectators banned from match

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TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian female fans hoping to attend a soccer match for the first time in two years will have to wait — Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier is to be played behind closed doors.

The match at Tehran’s Azadi stadium against South Korea is to be played “without the presence of spectators,” the Iranian soccer federation announced Sunday, in a statement carried by the state news agency IRNA.

No reason was given for the decision, which came just days after the state television-linked Young Journalists Club had said Iranian women would be allowed into the stadium for the South Korea........

© The Times of Israel

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