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FIFA authorises wearing of veils, turbans during matches
Football's world governing body FIFA on Saturday officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious purposes during matches.
"It was decided that female players can cover their heads to play," said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke at a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the sport's lawmakers, in Zurich.
That will allow female Muslim players who wear a veil in everyday life to cover their heads during matches, and Valcke added that male players will also be authorised to do so following a request from the Sikh community of Canada.
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