FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects "positive developments" starting with their next home match in October.

FILE PHOTO: FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

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ZURICH: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects "positive developments" starting with their next home match in October.

While foreign women have been allowed limited access to matches, Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when mens teams have been playing, since just after the 1979 Islamic revolution.

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Infantino said in a FIFA statement he was hopeful that the Iranian football fe