Iran fights Fifa ban on hijab | Singapore News | Al Jazeera

Iran fights Fifa ban on hijab

Iran federation wants ban on headscarf to go so that women's team can take part in Youth Olympics.

    Iran's football federation says it is sending a delegation to Fifa - the international football association - to urge the Geneva-based association to overturn its ban on the hijab, or Islamic headscarf.

    The ban effectively prohibits the Iranian women's team from playing in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this August.

    Fifa says the dress contradicts the game's charter.  

    Alireza Ronaghi reports from Tehran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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