FoS: Everyone Can Play Again / Tout le Monde Peut Jouer Aujourd’hui

We very much welcome today’s statement from the QSF, and are gratified the CSA has reinstated them.  Quebec Soccer is open for everyone to play once again. That has been the most important goal from from the start of this action. The right to play soccer had been taken away from children and young adults. ...

What FIFA’S Clarification on Headgear Means For World Football

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. For more details, please click here.) When FIFA announced their decision to support the CSA’s directive on head covers for male players in Canada, what it did was confirm the CSA’s formal guidelines for their use. The head cover must: • be of ...

CONFIRMED: CSA REVEALS FIFA GUIDELINES FOR TURBANS

  (PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. For more details, please click here.) Canadian Soccer News reported Thursday night that they have obtained a Canadian Soccer Association letter containing complete guidelines from FIFA that proves once and for all that turbans, patkas & keski are allowed in soccer. FIFA ...

FIFA Law 4 – The Evidence

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. For more details, please click here.) We have compiled all of our stories regarding the overwhelming body of evidence that Law 4 applies to the Quebec turban dispute in a single page.  We have included references to the official FIFA Law interpretations & ...

Quebec Soccer Ban On Turbans Will Not Stand

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. The QSF was reinstated to the CSA. For more details, please click here.) The right for everyone to play soccer should not be a debate in 21st Century Canada. The best aspects of soccer culture are in tune with our biggest aspirations for ...

Friends of Soccer Backs USLPro for New Westminster

August 25, 2014 In a brief to New Westminster City Council, Friends of Soccer (FoS) expressed their strong support for the proposal to bring Whitecaps USLPro Soccer to a revitalized Queen’s Park Stadium. FoS called on City officials to embrace the opportunity. The entire brief to council can be read here. Excerpts from the Friends ...

Add India to the FIFA Law 4 Evidence List

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. For more details, please click here.) It would seem a no-brainer that turbans, patkas & keski are used during matches in the All India Football Federation. Still, we wanted documented proof before proceeding (as we do with all articles on this website). Football ...

Did the QSF Violate Its Own Bylaws?

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. For more details, please click here.) When the Canadian Soccer Association reaffirmed it’s suspension of the QSF today, their press release went into great detail on the national bylaws and regulations they violated.  You can read the statement in full here. These are ...

QSF Suspension: A Disaster for Everyone In Quebec Soccer

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. The QSF was reinstated to the CSA. For more details, please click here.) On Monday afternoon, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for failing to comply with its rules approving the the use of turbans, patkas and keski for soccer ...

BREAKING: QSF Suspended By Canadian Soccer Association

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. The QSF was reinstated to the CSA. For more details, please click here.)   Late this afternoon, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for its refusal to follow CSA directives approving the use of turbans, and other Sikh headware. “The ...

FoS to QSF: The Evidence Supports Lifting Turban Ban

(PLEASE NOTE: The Quebec turban ban was rescinded on June 15, 2013. The QSF was reinstated to the CSA. For more details, please click here.) Over the past week, Friends of Soccer has compiled conclusive evidence and case studies to show that the Quebec Soccer Federation’s ban on turbans, patkas and other Sikh headwear has ...