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FIFA set to decide on Hijab design
Football world governing body looking at various designs to see which is the best Hijab for women's football.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2012 16:53

Football's world governing body FIFA is meeting to decide the design of the official hijab for women.

The traditional Islamic headscarf was approved for use in July by the governing body, allowing women to wear a sport-specific headscarf. 

And there has been a competition on how the hijabs will look like.

Montreal based fashion designer Elham Sayed Javad hopes her design, one of the two studied  on soccer fields around the world, gets the approval.

Javad called her prototype's role in the decision the "biggest thing that I could have achieved".

Her soccer hijab uses a custom-made magnetic system that allows it to be opened and released instantly, if the headscarf is pulled from anywhere around the neck.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Montreal.

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