Female Saudi supporters of Al-Ahli attend their teams football match against Al-Batin in the Saudi Pro League at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on January 12, 2018. AFP / STRINGER
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Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.The first football match women are being allowed to attend is a clash between Saudi Premier League clubs Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.Lamya Khaled Nasser, a 32-year-old football fan from Jeddah, said she was proud and looking forward to the match.In September, hundreds of women were allowed to enter a sports stadium in the capital Riyadh, used mostly for football matches, for the first time to attend celebrations marking the country's national day.
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