- Spain 1-0 Iran
- Iranian women allowed to enter stadium in Tehran
(CNN)Iran may have suffered defeat in their second World Cup game at Russia 2018, but the occasion could yet prove to be a huge victory for Iranian women back home.
The Iranian national team's official Twitter accounted posted a photo of a female football fan in the stands of the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, holding a flag as she watched her team play Spain via a broadcast. Iran lost a closely-fought game 1-0.
Pictures from photo agencies show Iranian football fans -- both men and women -- arriving at the Azadi Stadium dressed in their national team's colors.
Iranian women can be seen blowing horns, while others posed for a selfie to record the moment.
Previously, Iran has banned women from watching men's sporting events and breaking the rules could result in arrest, fines or even imprisonment.