Hijabs in Soccer

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Member of the Iranian women's football team celebrate a win over Syria in 2007. (AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh, File)
Member of the Iranian women's football team celebrate a win over Syria in 2007. (AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh, File)

Five years ago, an 11-year-old girl was kicked off a Montreal soccer field. She wasn’t allowed to play. Why? Because she was wearing a hijab – a Muslim head covering. The referee said it was unsafe.

No hijabs. That’s the rule. But it may not be the rule for long.

Wearing a hijab

The hijab...

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