"The presence of Egyptian female supporters in the stadiums during the World Cup will send out a message to the world that the situation of Egyptian women has improved and that they are empowered in
[a wide range of] activities from sports to careers. This is especially true when coupled with women officiating soccer games."
-- Hoda Badran
, head of the Egyptian Feminist Union,
praising the first female assistant referees -- Mona Atallah
and Poussi Said
-- to work in Egypt's second division. (Al-Monitor