The Iran - Cambodia World Cup 2022 qualifier match has become momentous not only for the result, in which Iran's national team crushed its opponent by a total score of 14-0, but also because women attended the Azadi Stadium in Tehran for the first time in over 40 years. Some 4,600 tickets were released especially for them.
مرسی که به قیمت خودسوزی سحر خدایاری و فشار فیفا و تهدید به تعلیق فدراسیون فوتبال گذاشتید با محدودیت و با کشیدن حصار دور جایگاه زنان وارد استادیوم بشیم!— Ivar Farhadi (@FarhadiIvar) October 10, 2019
دست شما درد نکنه که حقوق اولیهمون رو ازمون دریغ کردید تا وقتی قطرهچکانی بخشیش رو با منت بهمون برش گردوندید، اشک شوق بریزم! pic.twitter.com/98RXP5x7aj
Thousands of women expressed their support for the Iranian players with shouts, incessant chants, and loud applause.
Blowing trumpets and waving national flags they made a strong contribution to the devastating win of the Iranian football players.
Iranian women were allowed to watch a football match in the stadium after FIFA demanded that Iran make the move following the death of Sahar Khodayari, who burned herself alive in early September fearing that she would be detained over her attempt to enter the stadium dressed as a boy.