Picture of the Day: Iraqi Women Covering a Football Match in 1979 is All the Retro-Feminism We Need
Scrolling through our timelines and feeds, we sometimes stumble upon some treasures from the past that satisfy our artistic cravings and give us a sense of nostalgia. Today’s treasure and the picture of the day goes to the beautiful image below from 1979. The picture shows Iraqi women covering a football match at El Shaab Stadium in Baghdad, Iraq.
However, this wasn’t just any match, it was the final of the Arabian Gulf Cup. The tournament was won by the Iraqi National team, and the runners up were the Kuwaiti and the Saudi National Teams. This was the fifth version of the prestigious cup, and it took place between the 23rd of March and the 9th of April 1979.