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In Kazan, football fans came from Iran, who at the usual time is forbidden to watch matches with men

At home, they were allowed to watch the broadcast at the stadium.

After the Islamic revolution in Iran, women were forbidden to be in matches at football stadiums, as the aggressive behavior and the abusive language of male fans allegedly could harm the spectators. This rule is respected for about 40 years, but on June 20 in Kazan on the match of the Iranian national team against the Spaniards were attended by several hundred Iranian cheerleaders.

Simultaneously, in Tehran women were admitted together with men to the main stadium of the city, where the match was broadcast live.

Iranian cheerleaders at the Azadi stadium in Tehran. Photo by @ papmaria6

The match ended with a score of 0: 1 in favor of Spain.

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