An Iranian football fan adjusts her headscarf after pinning the flag of the Islamic republic to her veil during the Asia Group 2 World Cup qualifying match between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 19, 2008 at Sheikh Maktoum Stadium in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.(Photo KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Soccer's rule-making panel has approved headscarves for Muslim female players, reversing a 2007 ban.
The International Football Association Board gave its approval on Thursday after the medical committee for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved designs for two scarf designs they said do not threaten player safety.
Soccer prohibits equipment that is dangerous or makes religious statements.
FIFA vice president Prince Ali of Jordan led a yearlong campaign to overturn the headscarf ban, which was enforced in FIFA competitions since 2007.