Japan’s Kashima wins Asian Champions League for 1st time

10Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



Separated from male supporters, hundreds of Iranian women watched Saturday as Kashima Antlers of Japan won the Asian Champions League for the first time.

Kashima beat Iranian champion Persepolis 2-0 on aggregate after the second leg ended 0-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Saturday.

Women have been mainly prohibited from attending men’s games and other sports events in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Persepolis was unable to recover from its 2-0 defeat in Japan a week earlier.

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