Football body FIFA has rejected a complaint from Iran after its women’s team was banned from a 2012 Olympic qualifier for wearing Islamic head scarves.
Iranian officials were ‘informed thoroughly’ before Friday’s match against Jordan that the hijab scarf covering a woman’s neck is banned for safety reasons, Fifa said.
Football officials in the Islamic country had said they would complain about the body’s delegate from Bahrain who ordered that the match should be abandoned.
Fifa rejected a complaint from Iran after its women’s team was banned from an Olympics qualifier
Officials in Jordan accepted the rule and ‘decided not to select a number of players’, according to Fifa.