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  Iran allows in female Irish footie fans
Updated 07 November 2001, 11.03
Ireland celebrate a goal against Holland
Iran will break a ban on female fans when Ireland plays there on 15 November.

The Iranian Government has agreed to let female fans of Ireland into the national stadium to watch the World Cup playoff, but Iranian women are banned.

Swearing and bad behaviour

The government in Iran think the women will learn rude words and poor behaviour from being in a stadium with lots of men.

Fact File
Ireland v Iran
1st leg: 10 November
Ireland v Iran, Dublin
2nd leg: 15 November
Iran v Ireland, Tehran
Female fans are allowed to watch the games on television, but even the crowd noise is made quiet so the female fans at home aren't offended.

Ireland's women supporters will be allowed because the Iran government don't think they will understand the language.

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