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Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time

BBC.com 82 sources

Amid gradual reforms, Saudi Arabia allows women to attend a football match, segregated from men.

Saudi football stadium welcomes women for first time

Al-Ahli v Al-Batin match at Jeddah stadium makes history as first to allow women to sit in designated family stands

Saudi Arabia's richest man is running out of time to make a deal

CNBC / World

Two ominous moves in Saudi Arabia prove Prince Alaweed bin Talal's time may be running out, says Jake Novak.

Saudi Arabia held its first-ever auto show just for women

CNBC / U.S.

The exhibition took place at a mall in Jeddah.

The Latest Freedom for Saudi Women: Watching Live Soccer

On Friday evening, Saudi women will attend a pro-soccer match for the first time in the kingdom, as one of the first measures aimed at relaxing strict social restrictions takes effect.

Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

NBC News / World

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams

New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Saudi women have long had to content themselves with watching their favorite teams on television. But on Friday, women were allowed into public sports stadiums for the first time.

Saudi women to enter stadiums for first time to watch soccer

The Eagle / Sports

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women will be allowed for the first time to enter a sports stadium to watch a soccer match between two local teams, though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated seating…

Saudi women to enter stadiums for first time to watch soccer

NY Daily News / News

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women will for the first time be allowed to enter a sports stadium on Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated…

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