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Saudi women watch football in stadium

Saudi women

MNA Sports Desk: Saudi women have been allowed into a sports stadium for the first time to watch a football match between two local teams. However, they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called “family section”. The move was the first of Saudi Arabia’s social reforms planned for this year to ease restrictions on women, spearheaded by the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince. The kingdom has also announced that, starting in June, women will be allowed to drive, lifting the world’s only ban on female drivers. As the two teams al-Ahli and al-Batin ...

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