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Soccer veil lifts for Iran women

Tehran, Jan. 10 (AP): In a taboo-breaking step in Iran, its soccer club has begun allowing female football fans into its stadium to watch games.

Mahdi Dadras, manager of Tehranís Paykan Club, said the decision was made to allow women to watch soccer matches because its fans donít use obscene chants and their presence improves his playersí morale. Iran has banned women from soccer stadiums because most fans direct distasteful language at opposing teams.

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