In a meeting with Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar, FIFA's Gianni Infantino expressed his hope that the problem of holding matches between the two countries in their respective territories would be resolved, reports Efe.
But women have been banned from watching football in Iran since 1979, and as a outcome, they were temporarily held by police before being released after the match.
While Infantino did use the speech to tell Iran "much more can be done", that was in reference to the awarding of television rights.
This is far from the first time that Iran has prevented women from attending football matches, even with the eyes of the world on them.
Article 4 of FIFA's statutesreads: "Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or group of people on account of race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, disability, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion".
During an address on Thursday in Iran, Infantino made only a passing reference to women's soccer - and not the prohibition on access to stadiums for games like Teheran's derby.
"Starting the preparation of three stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman to be ready to accommodate families from early 2018", the Saudi sports body said on Twitter.
"Iran is a safe country and is ready to host regional and worldwide sports and groups", said Rouhani, pointing out that regional federations should seek to bring nations closer together and increase friendships.
Meanwhile, BBC reporter Vicki Sparks tweeted her support for the detained women: "As a woman who's loved going to football matches ever since I was a little girl, this breaks my heart".
"The solution is always just to play home and away like in every competition in every country", Infantino pointed out, adding: "Obviously the guarantees must be there, the safety must be there".
Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was detained for four months after attempting to attend a men's volleyball match in 2015, urged female fans to keep buying tickets for the match in protest at the ban. Men and women can not take part in sports together and are not allowed to be spectators at events involving the opposite gender.
"I wish women would gather outside the stadium to ask men not to enter without them". They were seated in a separate section from the male fans.
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