"I think the message to say that nobody is above the law is a very important message to send to the Saudi people...and to foreign investors".
"Saudi Arabia's attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, says the 11 princes were arrested after refusing to leave a palace in Riyadh over a decree that ordered the state to stop paying their utility bill".
The decision to allow women to attend soccer games - albeit in "family sections" that keep them separate from the all-male sections - is part of these efforts.
"I am proud and extremely happy for this development and for the kingdom's moves to catch up with civilised measures adopted by many countries", she said before kick-off.
However, Farah said that she'll wait and see if many other females will start driving before she'll consider driving herself.
However, Saudi Arabia still lags behind the rest of the world in women's rights, being particularly criticized for its strict male guardianship system.
In Saudi Arabia, women make up 80 percent of Uber's clientele and 70 percent of the Dubai-based company, Careem. But Friday's fixture at Riyadh's King Fahd International Stadium is momentous: for the first time in the country's history, women will join men cheering for their favorite team inside the stadium.
Earlier, on Monday, the Saudi Interior Minister held talks with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Past year he pledged to modernise the kingdom and to scale back the power of its ultraconservative clerics, returning Saudi Arabia to what he described as "moderate Islam".
The Saudi ban on women driving has always been an global criticism leveled at the country's wealthy ruling elite.