For the first Time after more than three decades, have allowed to pursue women is a game of the Iranian national football team in the stadium. The joy in the Land through a change in thinking at the match against Bolivia held but not even 24 hours. Although the few people in the audience were by the competent authorities selected, the Prosecutor’s office about their access to the Asadi stadium. “The ban has nothing to do with football, but it is a sin,” said attorney General Mohamed Jafar Montaseri on Wednesday.

The sin is, in his opinion, the fact that women with the players, “half naked men” get to see – and this does not go according to Islam. Therefore, the Prosecutor’s office have begun an investigation and will intervene next Time, consistently, the cleric, according to the Mehr news Agency.

The argument of the attorney-General for a stadium ban is new. The ultraconservative clergy in the country was, until now, of the view that Islamic women in the frenetic male Fans, which may give vulgar Slogans that have nothing to do. To change the efforts of the Iranian football Federation, the sports Ministry and even President Hassan Ruhani, this point of view, have so far had little success.

According to the news Agency Isna Iran against Bolivia were at the game about 100 women in Tehran’s Asadi stadium. Among them relatives of players, female employees of the Iranian football Federation and members of the Iranian women’s national team. A grandstand was put next to the VIP area. There, a dozen police were to be cautious about the inside stationed, so that the visitors can be harassed by male Fans.

a photographer at the scene reported that the women in all the excitement, that you may be after so many years in the stadium, were more concerned with Selfies than with the game. After that, you made but with “Iran! Iran!“-Call but for a lot of mood – far more than the 12,000 male viewer in the rather meaningless and boring countries. And they cheered the two goals of the hosts in a 2:1 victory.

for the Last time were women in 1981 in the stadium

“The Cheering of the women were, in fact, very interesting,” said Iran’s Portuguese coach Carlos Quiroz. For him, this could be “the beginning of a new Era” in Iran, he is very much welcome. The same opinion is also the national player Hossein Mahini. “Hopefully, soon the half of the Asadi stadium belongs to you (women)”, tweeted the currently injured full-backs. The Arena has 100,000 seats.

Also in the Iranian media, the presence of women, held at the stadium with a positive response. “A step forward”, as the headline read on the front page of the prestigious daily newspaper “Etemad”. The media criticized, however, that many female Fans have been denied access to the football. On Twitter being followed by dozens of young women, that they were not allowed to enter, although it stands on the Woman’s sufficient seats were values.

During the world Cup in Russia, women were allowed for the Iran games for the first time since 1981, to the Asadi stadium for Public Viewing. For many in the country, a stadium ban for female viewers in the 21st century. A century is not more portable – but the clergy insisted on it.


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