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March 1, 2014 9:18 pm

Soccer Rule-Making Body Officially Allows Religious Headgear During Games

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Caribbean and Orthodox Jewish soccer players in a 2011 match. Photo: Soccer for Harmony

Globe and Mail – Soccer’s international rule-making body has officially decided to allow players to wear religious headcovering during games.

The International Football Association Board, which sets the rules for FIFA, made the decision today — extending a two-year trial period during which hijabs and turbans were allowed on the field.

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