According to the French news agency, Saudi Arabia has formed 16 teams based on women footballers in the first phase, which will take part in the local event ‘Women’s Soccer League.’ These teams will take part in the event in Jeddah, Dammam.
Many women in Saudi Arabia are happy to become footballers and are enthusiastically training for it.
Farah Jeffery, a female player, expressed hope that she would now represent her country in the FIFA World Cup.
“During this trip, I faced many problems and difficulties. Due to the ban, my family and relatives opposed football while the society was not accepting it,” he said.
“Despite all these problems and difficulties, I was encouraged by friends and family to reach here,” Farah said.
According to the Saudi Ministry of Sports, Farah Jafari is one of the 30 players selected for the World Cup.
Authorities have not yet banned sports clothing for Saudi women, who have been subjected to strict “uniforms” by Saudi religious police.
It should be noted that Saudi Arabia is implementing Vision 2030, under which restrictions on women have been lifted for the past few years, and this permission has also been made a part of the same plan.