Finally Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its male-only policy.
Iran has barred female spectators from football for around 40 years.
World football´s governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to
stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.
Women were quick to get their hands on tickets to attend Iran´s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran´s Azadi Stadium on Thursday.
The first batch sold out in under an hour, and additional seats were also snapped up in short order, state media said.