Hijab Ban Lifted for Women in Sport: Hats off to Prince Ali of Jordan | Green Prophet

Hijab Ban Lifted for Women in Sport: Hats off to Prince Ali of Jordan | Green Prophet.

Last March, in a separate action, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) defied FIFA’s ruling: permitting players to wear their headscarves. IFAB is comprised of a single representative from each of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish football associations, plus four reps from FIFA. IFAB actions must be approved by 75% of the vote and FIFA approval is necessary for every decision.

IFAB meets to ratify its decision to lift the ban in July.