Female Saudi Shoura members urged to set up women-only football teams

RIYADH: Big football clubs such as Al-Hilal, Al-Nassr, Al-Ittihad, and Al-Ahli have been urged to set up women-only football teams by a human rights activist who is requesting the establishment of professional sports clubs for women, Al Hayat Newspaper reported.

Iqbal Dandari, a member of the Committee for Human Rights at the Shoura Council, also requested allocating days for women to exercise at major sports clubs after establishing appropriate standards that enforce a modest dress code and take women’s privacy into account.

Dandari hailed the landmark decision allowing women to enter sports stadiums and said it would encourage Saudi women to practice professional sports like their peers around the world.

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