Quebec poised to reverse soccer turban ban | CTV Montreal News
In a statement published on Friday, FIFA said that it altered
international rules in October 2012 to permit turbans until further
notice, as long as certain conditions are met.
FIFA's regulatory body, the International Football Association Board is
analyzing the use of turbans in soccer games, and that board will
discuss the again in October 2013, making a permanent decision in March
Meanwhile the CSA has notified the Quebec Soccer Federation of FIFA's
rules. The CSA also made public a letter sent to the Quebec Soccer
Federation in April saying that FIFA's rules permitted turbans.
FIFA has now made it clear that its regulations were changed seven
months before the Quebec's soccer organization banned turbans, a
decision which QSF claims it was unaware of, despite repeated letters
from the CSA informing all provincial soccer associations of the
The suspension inflamed tensions in Quebec, with Premier Pauline Marois
claiming, incorrectly, that the QSF was not subject to the regulations
imposed by the CSA.