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After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

FIFA, soccer Shireen Ahmed Soccer player Tasneem Abu-Rob, as seen in a promotional video for the Under-17 Women's World Cup. During the inaugural match of the 2016 Under-17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by Jordan on September 30, an event occurred that elevated the moment into the history books of women’s football: Two players wore headscarves on the pitch. Tasneem Abu-Rob and Rand Albustanji, two of Jordan’s starters, became the first players to wear a hijab at a FIFA-sanctioned world tournament.
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