The Heat: The impact on Iran’s reforms

The Heat

On October 10, thousands of Iranian women packed Azadi or Freedom stadium in Tehran to watch their side thrash Cambodia.

The football match itself didn’t make headlines, but the female spectators cheering their team on, garnered a lot of attention. That’s because Iranian women are forbidden from entering stadiums. But pressure from the international community and football’s governing body FIFA changed that, at least for now.  

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