Crowds of Iranian fans — women and men — showed their support for their national team in Kazan ahead of their team's game with Spain on Wednesday. Female fans from Iran used the World Cup match as an opportunity to expose the restrictions on their attending sporting events back home in Iran, where there is an active ban on women attending men’s sporting events. «We believe in equalities in... Еще the 21st century. And we think sport should bring people together and not separate them. We are really glad we're having this opportunity to come and cheer for our team, Iran,» said one of them. «This is the best experience of my life,» said another female football enthusiast from Iran. Iran has allowed women to attend men's sports events on select occasions, most notably an Iran-USA volleyball match in 2015.