FIFA says it has been 'assured' that women will be allowed to attend football matches in Iran from next month.
It comes after the football governing body told Iranian authorities they must lift a decades-long ban on women attending men's matches in stadiums.
While the rule is not written into law and there have been sine rare exceptions, the Human Rights Watch group says the ban is typically "ruthlessly enforced" by Iran.
A FIFA delegation visited Tehran on Thursday to discuss the situation and reiterate their 'firm and clear position' on the situation.
The FIFA representatives insisted that "women need to be allowed to enter football matches freely and that the number of women who attend the stadiums be determined by the demand".
It's now expected that women will be allowed attend the Iran v Cambodia 2022 World Cup qualifying match at the Azadi stadium on 10th October.
Speaking at a conference on women's football earlier today, FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed that it looks as if the ban will be lifted shortly.
He said: "We need Iranian women to be able to attend the men's game - and we need to push for that, with respect but in a strong and forceful way.
"We cannot wait any more. We have been assured that as of the next international game of Iran, which is to be played on the 10th October, women will be allowed to enter football stadiums.
"This is something very important - [there has been] 40 years that this was not happening, with a couple of exceptions."
Activists in Iran and around the world have repeatedly called for the stadium ban to be lifted, with some Iranian women dressing up as men when trying to enter stadiums.
Earlier this month, a demonstrator who was facing a possible trial over the stadium ban died after setting herself on fire outside a courthouse.
The 29-year-old woman named Sahar - widely known as the 'blue girl' after the colours of her favourite team - had been arrested while trying to enter a Tehran stadium in March.