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Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said to ILNA news agency that Iranian government supports the presence of women in football stadiums.

She added "There must be some coordination between Iran's branches for the presence of families and women at stadiums."

"In my opinion, there is nothing in the law to ban it and now we need a legal order."

Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth for Developing Women Sports and Managing Director of the Girls' Physical Education, Mahin Farhadi-Zad said before that FIFA has not given any ultimatum to Iran over the presence of women in football stadiums

No deadline has been sent in this regard, she said.

She was referring to a letter sent by FIFA's President Gianni Infantino to Iran urging Tehran to allow female football fans to enter stadiums and watch matches in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

The official reiterated that many women watched men’s national volleyball games in western Iran during the FIVB League of Nations.

A ban on women attending men's football matches in Iran has existed since 1981, but earlier on June 2018 female fans were allowed to attend live screenings of Iran's first two games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

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