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Muslims take to the field as FIFA lifts hijab ban


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Iran vs. Papua New Guinea, Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Football chiefs at the International Football Association Board have come to an agreement on Thursday to lift a ban on women wearing headscarves during games. This decision sends a green light to the participation of many Muslim nations in competition.

Earlier, players were prevented from wearing a headscarf, or hijab, at the sport’s highest level for safety reasons and on religious grounds.

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