Saudi women are allowed to go to football match

World January 8, 2018 09:48

djedda - Women are allowed to go to a football match in Saudi Arabia for the first time on Friday. They can watch the match played in Djedda between the clubs al-Ahli and al-Batin, the authorities in the capital Riyadh have announced on Monday. Later this month, women can also attend Eredivisie matches in Riyadh and Dammam.

The role of women in the strict Islamic kingdom is traditionally and legally restricted to a role in the home. But under the leadership of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, reforms have been implemented for a short time. At the end of September, women were admitted to an event in the stadium of Riyadh and this year women will have the right to drive a car.

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