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The moment Iran's soccer team thank female fans after huge win

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The moment Iran's soccer team thank female fans after huge win

The moment Iran's soccer team thank female fans after huge win

Iranian national team soccer players show their appreciation for the impassioned female fanbase at Azadi stadium following their 14-0 thrashing of Cambodia.

SHOWS: TEHRAN, IRAN (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (WANA - NO USE IRAN.

NO USE BBC PERSIAN.

NO USE VOA PERSIAN.

NO USE MANOTO.

NO USE IRAN INTERNATIONAL) 1.

IRANIAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM WALKING TOWARDS FEMALE-ONLY SECTION OF STADIUM TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR SUPPORT BY NEWLY ATTENDING FEMALE FANS AFTER BAN ON THEIR ATTENDANCE WAS LIFTED 2.

WOMEN IN CROWD CHEERING 3.

DEFENDER RAMIN REZAEIAN (23), DEFENDER HOSSEIN KANAANI (13), MIDFIELDER MASOUD SHOJAEI (7) AND STRIKER OMID EBRAHIMI (9) APPLAUDING FEMALE FANS 4.

SCOREBOARD SHOWING FINAL SCORE OF "IRAN 14-0 CAMBODIA" 5.

MORE OF PLAYERS APPLAUDING FANS 6.

FANS WAVING IRAN FLAGS 7.

GOALKEEPER ALIREZA BEIRANVAND (1) WAVING TO FEMALE FANS 8.

MORE OF FEMALE FANS CHEERING 9.

FAN TAKING SELFIE, OTHER FANS DRAPED IN IRANIAN FLAGS AND WAVING FLAGS 10.

FANS STANDING UP AND CHEERING IN A SIMILAR WAY TO A "MEXICAN WAVE" 11.

MORE OF PLAYERS ON PITCH APPLAUDING STORY: After a ban from soccer stadiums that has been effectively enforced since conservative Islamists swept to power in 1979, Iranian women were back on Thursday (October 10), and Iran's national soccer team players ensured they showed their appreciation.

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in a very uneven encounter, but much of the headlines around the match were not on the player performances, rather it was the jubilant following of female fans enjoying their first game where they have been officially designated seats to watch their national side in the stands.

Around 3,500 female fans were allowed into the 78,000 seater-capacity Azadi stadium.

Women have been banned from watching men's games since shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution with only a few exceptions made for small groups on rare occasions.

Social media showed footage of fans arriving more than two hours before kick-off and they continued to cheer and chant, whilst waving flags and blowing into vuvuzelas after their side demolished their opponents.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has urged Iranian authorities to open up stadiums to women for all games, not just World Cup qualifiers.

The sport's governing body has sent officials to Tehran to monitor access for women at the match and said it will continue to press for their inclusion.




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