What They're Saying: Ali Karimi

“This is the demand of millions upon millions of female fans who’d like to watch soccer matches and other events up close. This important issue is not impossible, this dream of female sports fans can be achieved through correct planning.”

-- Former Iranian star Ali Karimi, now coach at Naft Tehran, saying it is time for Iran to end its 38-year ban on women to attend soccer matches. (ISNA via RFE/RL)
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