DUSHANBE, March 2, 2012, Asia-Plus  -- The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, wants FIFA to allow Islamic women to wear a hijab headscarf while playing soccer, the United Nations News Center reported on February 29. 

Wilfried Lemke says he supports an initiative by FIFA Vice-President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to review the Laws of the Game in favor of allowing a safe hijab.

FIFA outlawed hijabs for safety reasons in 2007.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) will hold their 126th Annual Meeting this Saturday, March 3.  On the agenda are eight proposals and amendments to the Laws of the Game including a discussion regarding the Hijab.