FIFA bans Iranian women footballers from wearing hijab

FIFA banned the Iranian women’s football team wearing hijab from participating in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which will be held from August 14 to 26 in Singapore. FIFA at first invited the Iranian team to take part in the games but unexpectedly decided to forbid wearing hijab in the games.

Mehr News, 3 April 2010

See also “Iran Calls for Muslim protest against FIFA ban on Islamic code of dressing”, FARS, 3 April 2010