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Iran detains 35 women for going to football match


Iran has detained 35 women for trying to attend a football match, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

They tried to go to a game between Tehran teams Esteqlal and Persepolis. Iran said they were temporarily held and would be released after the match.

 

Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, was also in attendance, along with Iranian Sport Minister Masoud Soltanifar.

 

A live broadcast was taken off the air when a journalist asked Mr Soltanifar when women would be allowed to attend football matches.

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