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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: AFC PUSH FOR RECONSIDERATION OF HEADSCARF RULE

DILI (30 Jan 2012) – Zhang Jilong, the acting president of the AFC, has reiterated the importance of a favourable reconsideration of the headscarf rule by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which meets on 3 March 2012  in London. Jilong, a FIFA Executive Committee member, expressed the AFC’s unwavering support for this review, which…

REWRITING THE RULEBOOK

Football is a game rooted in tradition, and the Laws of the Game have undergone fairly minor changes since they were first drafted by England’s newly-formed Football Association in 1863. Nonetheless, while the aim has always been to preserve football’s original spirit, and to ensure that rules can be applied from elite to amateur level, several…