Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Veils and turbans given the go ahead by FIFA  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 02/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Football's world governing body FIFA yesterday officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious purposes during matches



"It was decided that female players can cover their heads to play," said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke at a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the sport's lawmakers, in Zurich



That will allow female muslim players who wear a veil in everyday life to cover their heads during matches, and Valcke added that male players will also be authorised to do so following a request from the Sikh community of Canada



"It was decided that male players can play with head cover too," he said, although they will not be the same as those worn day to day



"It will be a basic head cover and the colour should be the same as the team jersey.



The wearing of head covers had been banned until 2012, with FIFA saying that they posed too great a risk of injury to the head or neck



However, the IFAB then allowed for them to be tested out over a two-year period following a request from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), a trial which proved to be successful



"It's a worldwide authorisation," said Valcke, who confirmed that the hosting of the 2016 women's under-17 World Cup by the Arab kingdom of Jordan played a part in the authorisation being introduced



"It was a plus for them to have authorisation from the IFAB for women to be able to play (wearing head covers). It was a request from these (muslim) countries that said it would help support women's football there.



Meanwhile, FIFA has been left with a huge challenge following Brazilian delays in building stadiums for the 2014 Valcke said yesterday.



"We are working in conditions where the cement is not even dry," Valcke told reporters as Tuesday's 100-days-to-kickoff milestone approaches



"We still have to install all the IT solutions for the media. Without IT and without the telecommunications in place in the stadium you will say we are the worst organisers and it was the worst event



"But to install the IT in a stadium, it needs at least 90 days and we have to work for all the people who have an interest, our commercial partners, our media partners, hospitality......



"The ball starts rolling on June 12 until July 13 and I think things will work well then but it is also true that whenever you receive something late, it becomes a challenge to make it ready in time," Valcke added



"I am not a World Cup specialist but I will say this has not been easy for sure," he told reporters gathered after a meeting of the annual International Football Association Board, the game's law-making meeting



"We are almost at 100 days before the first game starts in a stadium in Sao Paulo which is still not ready and won't be ready until May 1

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 26 2014 - Kuwait's Mabanee to invest USD910m on projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Mabanee, the Kuwaiti real estate firm, announced it is planning to spend USD910 million on building the fourth phase of its development of The Avenues mall, Arabian Business reported.The ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Oman's Sezad, OOC sign MoU on Duqm refineryMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (Sezad) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oman Oil Company (OOC) regarding construction work on the planned refinery ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Emirates Airlines adds new flight to Maldives routeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Emirates Airline announced it has added a third daily service to Mal", the capital of the Maldives, which will begin servicing passengers on December 1, Arabian Business reported.The ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Abu Dhabi Int'l passenger traffic up 17 percent in OctoberMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi International Airport announced that it registered an increase by 17 percent in its passenger in October, Arabian Business reported.The airport said that it has registered a total ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Oman's Rolls-Royce sales grow 46 percent in Jan.-Oct.MENAFN
(MENAFN) Rolls-Royce Motors announced it has registered an increase in its sales in Oman by 46 percent during the January-October period, compared to the same period last year, Times of Oman ...

 Nov 26 2014 - GCC petrochemical industry to decline on falling oil pricesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Gulf countries' petrochemical industry is expected to begin facing challenges due to the falling of oil prices, US shale gas and China's polyethylene, Khaleej Times reported.These factors ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Syrian economy decline 40 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to the Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Syria's economy has declined by almost 40 percent since 2011, due to the effects of the ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Qatar to invest USD43.62b on railways infrastructureMENAFN
Qatar's Ministry of Transportation announced it is currently working on the development of advanced transport infrastructure in the country, with several projects currently in the planning stages or ...

 Nov 26 2014 - Dubai's Kcal to expand to EgyptMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kcal, the Dubai-based restaurant chain announced it is planning to expand its business in the MENA region with its first store slated to open in Egypt by December this year, followed by 14 ...

 Nov 26 2014 - MENA's value of M&A deals hit USD9.3b in Q3MENAFN
(MENAFN) The Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) merger and acquisition activity increased by 17 percent during the July-September period of this year, with 109 deals announced compared with 93 ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help