Photos: Saudi Female Football Fans

Football is the most popular sport in Saudi Arabia. But women are not allowed to attend football matches in the conservative kingdom. That’s why many Saudi female fans wait for the chance to attend matches when the national team plays abroad. Photographers for Reuters news agency snapped a few shots of them cheering for the team which played Sunday against Iraq in the Gulf Cup tournament currently taking place in neighboring Bahrain. The Saudi fans who filled the stands of Khalifa Stadium in Isa Town have left dejected after Iraq defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0. The Saudi team will play Wednesday against Yemen.