Saudi women football fans able to grandstand at last

For years Areej al-Ghamdi could only cheer her favourite football team from home, but everything changed on Friday when Saudi Arabia allowed women into the stadium for the first time.The university student was among around 300 Saudi women who thronged Pearl stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after the ultra-conservative kingdom eases decades-old rules separating the sexes."I came with my father and my brother -- we're fans of Al-Ahli," said Ghamdi of the Saudi Premier League club facing off against Al-Batin.The young woman said she always used to...

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By: France 24 - 4 days ago

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