Statement by the FIFA President on stadium ban for women in Iran

Statement by the FIFA President on stadium ban for women in Iran

Zurich, September 19, 2019: I am hopeful that the Iranian Federation and the Iranian authorities were receptive to our repeated calls to address this unacceptable situation (stadium ban women Iran).

I contacted them several times in the recent past and so has the FIFA administration. We have a delegation of FIFA members in Iran at the moment and I am looking forward to hearing good news from them.

Our position is clear and firm. Women have to be allowed into football stadiums in Iran (stadium ban women Iran).

We understand there are steps and processes that need to be taken before this is done in a proper and safe way but now is the moment to change things and FIFA is expecting positive developments starting in the next Iran home match in October.

About FIFA

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 211 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football.

The Home of FIFA is the headquarters of the world’s governing body of football. This exceptional building by Swiss architect Tilla Theus is also symbolically the home of the international football community, of the 211 member associations and the 270 million players, coaches, referees and other participants around the world.

The President

Before being elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was the UEFA General Secretary since October 2009, having joined the organisation in 2000. Gianni led the fight against social ills and threats to the integrity of football in Europe, including all forms of discrimination, violence and hooliganism, and match-fixing.

FIFA Secretary General

In a humanitarian career with the United Nations that spanned 21-years, Fatma Samoura has been able to make a difference to millions of people through her work. On 20 June 2016, she began her first day in office as the first-ever female Secretary General of world football’s governing body. —- FIFA

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