"If all goes well, this could be a prelude to the general lifting of the women's stadium ban. Once spectators have shown their respect for the rules, we hope it will be possible to screen the
Iran-Portugal game in the same stadium [on June 25] and that will mark the start of families attending matches played at the Azadi."
-- Tayebeh Siavoshi
, an Iranian female lawmaker
and women's rights activist, after Tehran's city council reversed its long-standing policy and allowed women to watch the Iran-Spain World Cup match on a giant screen at the Azadi Stadium. Iran has
had a policy of banning women from attending sporting events with men in public places. (ISNA via AFP