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Rouhani “Promises” Women will be allowed to attend Football

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani will reportedly allow women in Iran to attend football matches. The move follows the arrest of 35 women who tried to attend the Esteqlal vs Persepolis match on 1st March, causing international outrage. According to a report from The Independent, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters following a meeting with Mr Rouhani: “I […]

State Broadcaster in hot water Over Soccer Rights

By Zahra Alipour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran state broadcaster in hot water at home, abroad over airing rights Shortly after the beginning of the European Soccer Championships in France last month, beIN Sports — the subsidiary of Qatar’s Al Jazeera […]