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Sunday 8 March 2015 - 11:31
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Foreign women allowed to enter Iran stadiums: Ali Kaffashian

[caption id="attachment_54885" align="alignright" width="156"]President of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kaffashian President of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kaffashian[/caption]

Tasnim TEHRAN,President of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kaffashian said foreign women will be allowed to watch men play when the country hosts an international sport event.

Foreign women are permitted to attend the football competitions, Kaffashian said.

We are committed to providing high-quality facilities at the right time to host the 2019 Asian Cup, he added.

Iran is bidding against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the 2019 Asian Cup, but FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that the ban on women watching football in stadiums could damage Iran chances of being chosen as tournament host.

In comments published in FIFAs weekly magazine ahead of International Womens Day, Blatter said that despite his efforts to convince Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to let women attend matches when he met him in 2013, nothing has happened.

Open the nations football stadiums to women, wrote Blatter, who is currently campaigning for re-election.

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