Women’s rights movement: Women demand from FIFA: World Cup in Qatar without Iran


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Women demand from FIFA: World Cup in Qatar without Iran

FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the draw for the World Cup in Qatar.  Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the draw for the World Cup in Qatar. photo

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The Iranian women’s rights movement “Open Stadiums” has asked FIFA to ban Iran from the World Cup in Qatar, which begins in November.

The Iranian women’s rights movement “Open Stadiums” has asked FIFA to ban Iran from the World Cup in Qatar, which begins in November.

“Why should she FIFA give the Iranian state and its representatives a global stage?” says a letter available to the dpa, which the organization personally addressed to FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The sports show also reported on the letter. “Open Stadiums” demands for years the free and unhindered access of women to football stadiums in Iran.

The background is the incidents surrounding the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The Morality Police Iran had arrested her because of her allegedly “un-Islamic outfit”. What exactly happened to Amini after her arrest is unclear. The young woman fell into a coma and died in a hospital on September 16. Since then, people across the country have been demonstrating against the government’s repressive course.

“This state not only refuses to respect fundamental rights and human dignity. It tortures and kills its own people,” the letter from the women’s rights movement continues: “Where are the principles of the FIFA Statutes in this regard? We demand FIFA to immediately withdraw Iran from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar Iran will face the USA, England and Wales in Group B. The first game is against England on 21 November.

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