For the first time in nearly 40 years, female soccer fans packed an Iranian stadium’s stands.

After a decades long ban was briefly lifted, women cheered on Iran in the World Cup.

The Huffington Post reported that female soccer fans packed a stadium in Tehran for Wednesday's game.

The historic moment occurred at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

The event marked a break from Iran's de facto ban on women attending male sporting events.

Female sports fans have been turned away from stadiums and sometimes arrested.

This following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

The Equality League, which advocates for women’s rights in sports, applauded the viewing as “progress.”

However, the group noted that women have yet to be allowed to watch a soccer game live.

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