The women’s national futsal team, champion of Asia, hosted Italy’s team in Tehran on November 23 and 24, 2017, while no photographers or cameramen were allowed in the stadium.
The only picture was taken at the end of the games in an empty stadium while Italian players had to cover their hair with pink shawls.
Some 600 women attended to watch the game on the first day. Spectators increased to 800 on the second day. But no reporters were let in and no images were broadcast of the games where Iranian women won 3-1 and 2-1.
Some spectators said women must actively participate in women’s games to pave the way to gain a general admission to enter all sports stadiums. (The state-run ISNA news agency – November 24, 2017)