The international football Federation (FIFA) will send their representatives to Iran after the death of a cheerleader the Sugar of Hodari, who set himself on fire because she threatened jail time for the trip to the stadium, reports Reuters with reference to the representative of FIFA.
He said that the meeting with the Iranian football officials to be held in the next two weeks, are part of the preparation to the matches of the national team of Iran in the qualifying tournament of the world championship and will not be a direct response to the death of Hodari. However, the FIFA officials will examine the measures taken by the Football Association of Iran to ensure the access of women to the game against Cambodia, which will be held October 10 in Tehran.
In March 2019 Hodari was arrested for attending her match favorite club “Esteglal” with the team “al-ain” from UAE. Last week, the 29-year-old Hodari attempted self-immolation in front of the prosecutors after learned that she might face a prison term of six months. The girl suffered 90% of burns of a body, she was taken to the hospital, where on Monday she died.
Cheerleaders in Iran are forbidden to attend football games and men’s teams to attend the stadiums. Concessions were made during the 2018 world Cup in Russia, when in Iran for watching the matches of the national team cheerleaders could get at the Tehran stadium “Azadi”, specially equipped for broadcasting.