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FIFA Approves Head Scarves For Muslim Footballers

Football's world governing body FIFA has approved the use of Islamic head scarves for female Muslim players.

The decision came as FIFA met in Zurich on July 5.

The international association of football federations also agreed to allow the introduction of goal-line technology.

That development comes after FIFA president Sepp Blatter lent his weight to calls for the technology to be introduced after Ukraine was denied an apparent goal against England in the recent Euro 2012 championships, losing 1-0.

Fans have called for years for the football world to embrace technology which would help eliminate human error in referees' calls.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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by: William from: Gainesville, GA
July 08, 2012 18:17
Finally, goal line technology, this. Will be a great improvement on the game, and there's no reason why it would be denied in the first place. Also why wouldn't FIFA allow the head wraps in the first place there's no reason to disallow them that is worth consideration, FIFA is way too pompous about the rule and what they will allow, obviously there are some things that they may need to think long and hard about but the wraps are religious and goal line technology is only going to make the game more fair and calls more accurate.

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