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Ban on women watching matches becomes a political football

High up in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, Vladimir Putin shrugged apologetically. The Russian president then reached out to shake the hand of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman after the Russian national team thrashed their Middle Eastern opponents 5-0 in the opening game of the football World Cup. At least the Saudi […]