AFC President, FIFA President praise attendance of female fans at final
Tehran: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino in welcoming the presence of more than 1,000 female fans in the Azadi Stadium for the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday.
After the final won 2-0 on aggregate by Japan’s Kashima Antlers against Persepolis of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Shaikh Salman said : "Football in Asia has always been inclusive and the AFC welcomes supporters no matter their creed, beliefs, gender or race.
"I thank the authorities in IR Iran for making it possible for a diverse and socially representative crowd to witness an extraordinary occasion. Tonight was historic in so many ways and showed that the AFC continues to develop their competitions.
"So much credit must go to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran for their co-operation and support in staging this memorable final."