FIFA's statutes prohibit gender discrimination, though its leaders typically avoid publicly criticizing Iran's government. This month, several hundred mostly selected women were allowed to watch the Asian Champions League final in Tehran.
In the board's annual report, FIFA says it will extend the eight-member panel's mandate through 2020. The expert group points to "consistent progress that FIFA is making across a range of issues," and plans to focus its next report on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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