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FIFA authorises wearing of veils, turbans during matches

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Football's world governing body FIFA on Saturday officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious purposes during matches. 

Picture taken on November 30, 2006 shows Jordan midfielder Abeer Al Nahar at a training session at the Al-Arabi Football Stadium in Doha

"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.

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