FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. Blatter is saying he has urged Iranian authorities to open the gate on female football

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FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. Blatter is saying he has urged Iranian authorities to open the gate on female football fans in Iranian stadiums. The Thursday remarks by Blatter came during a briefing in Tehran in which he said he sought Iranian decision makers including parliament speaker Ali Larijani to facilitate presence of female spectators in Iranian stadiums. The controversial issue was in the air in the conservative country over the past decades. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) less 

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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 5:02 PM EST