UN wants FIFA to allow hijab headscarf for soccer players

Wilfried Lemke

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, wants FIFA to allow Islamic women to wear a hijab headscarf while playing soccer.

Wilfried Lemke says he supports an initiative by FIFA Vice-President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to review the Laws of the Game in favour of allowing a safe hijab.

FIFA outlawed hijabs for safety reasons in 2007.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) will hold their 126th Annual Meeting this Saturday 3 March. On the agenda are eight proposals and amendments to the Laws of the Game including a discussion regarding the Hijab.

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