By Steve Dellar   |  06-20-2018   World Cup
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Spain plays Iran tonight in Group B of the world cup. The 2010 World Champion, who opened with a 3-3 against European Champion Portugal in what was so far the most thrilling game of the tournament, needs a win against the Persians, and most football connoisseurs have no doubt they will get this. Spain is consistently ranked in the top 5 of world football, while Iran is stuck around the 35th place.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/Iran?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Iran</a> supporters calling for gender equality and access to the beautiful game. ���� <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup2018</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#iran</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/genderequality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#genderequality</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fifa?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fifa</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/futbol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#futbol</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/soccer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#soccer</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/equality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#equality</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/accessforall?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#accessforall</a> <a href="https://t.co/V4zzvCIAFr">pic.twitter.com/V4zzvCIAFr</a></p>&mdash; Andres Zapata (@AzapSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/AzapSports/status/1007661150597795841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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One thing that is new for the Iranians is that there will be women in the stadium watching them, something that is not allowed in Iran itself.

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For this reason, girlfriends Kiana and Paria immediately bought tickets for all group games when Iran qualified last November. It would be their first chance to ever wear the clothes that they only wear inside of the house out in the open. they travelled 10,000 km to get to Russia and see all the games.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“We are here to write our success story” ��<br><br>They face a monumental task with Portugal and Spain in their group. But can IR Iran progress to the Round of 16 at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a>? <a href="https://t.co/K4Yl5li2tH">pic.twitter.com/K4Yl5li2tH</a></p>&mdash; FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009274137049812995?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Paria, wearing denim shorts and a football shirt, explained that “of 30,000 Iran fans here, 10,000 are women.”

“We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this. We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.”

This sort of attire would result in both girls getting locked up in Tehran, so they are enjoying every bit of it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/6qd0Jq08n8">https://t.co/6qd0Jq08n8</a> ����</p>&mdash; Proud Mancunian (@sherbetdip2011) <a href="https://twitter.com/sherbetdip2011/status/1008044576689541121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend (all of them didn’t want to give their last names out of fear for reprisal back home in Tehran), commented: “Football is helping a lot to change things.”

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“But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.”

Source:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/2018/06/19/world-cup-2018-exposing-iranian-restrictions-womeni-sent-jail/

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Anonymous No. 29196 1529502296

Backwards!

Anonymous No. 29197 1529502321

I feel bad for Iranian women.

Anonymous No. 29200 1529502849

This is bad

Anonymous No. 29202 1529503424

Too bad

Anonymous No. 29213 1529504896

Political issue

Admin ph0223 No. 29215 1529505321

i feel bad for Iranian Women.

Anonymous No. 29224 1529507035

Good for them

Anonymous No. 29226 1529508074

Crazy country. Time Trump handles that as well.

Whitey No. 29232 1529510721

Just move to Dearborn there “tabouli-tits” and still be under the thumb of islomb.

Anonymous No. 29327 1529626179

Their country, their leadership., their rules, not US business.; but good for them…

Schermann No. 29360 1529647354

Lovely and beautiful women liberated from their evil mysoginistic state theocratic enslavements. 💋

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