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Film director Haifaa al-Mansour had to shoot her first film 'Wadjda' from inside a van because she couldn't be seen working with men in the street in Saudi Arabia. That was in 2012. How much is the country changing for women? Image: film director Haifaa al-Mansour Credit: Bertrand Langlois
So Saudi women can now drive and watch football, but as Megha Mohan reports, some things are still off limits.
Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia have complained to Fifa over World Cup rights, amid worsening relations between the two countries.