'I'm already missing a heartbeat': Iranian women get to watch their team at World Cup

A female Iran fan cheers on her national team against Morocco at the World Cup.

Story highlights

  • Iran 1-0 Morocco
  • Iran win first World Cup game in 20 years

(CNN)For many Iranian women, their nation's opening World Cup match against Morocco was life-changing.

"I'm already missing a heartbeat," tweeted Tara Sepehri Far, a researcher working for Human Rights Watch (HRW), as she posted a picture from the St. Petersburg Stadium.