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Women and football in Iran 25 May 2006
Since 1979 women in Iran have been unable to go to a football stadium and cheer on their national team. It’s considered indecent for them to mix with men on the terraces or to see the players running about in shorts and t-shirts. Perhaps surprisingly Iran’s hardline President decided to lift the ban – but he’s now had to back track after the country’s supreme religious leader intervened to say the ban must stay in place. 

Tehran Correspondent Frances Harrison tells Jenni the latest on who can and can not watch the beautiful game.
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