Canadian Soccer News has obtained a letter, dated June 13, in which the CSA has informed all provincial organizations, including Quebec, that FIFA has confirmed the use of turbans by youth soccer players.
"In accordance with the directive of the Canadian Soccer Association as outlined in its 11 April 2013 memo permitting the wearing of turbans/patkas/keski (male head covers), we wish to inform you that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA have authorized
the wearing of male head covers in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community."
The emphasis is theirs.
The letter includes visual approximations of what types of turbans are allowed and also details that the following conditions that must be met:
You can read the whole letter here.
Update (June 14, 10:00am): A CSA source confirmed this morning that FIFA will issue its own press release later today, in support of the letter the CSA sent to the provincial bodies yesterday. CSN will publish that release once it's received.
You can read the FIFA release here
- Be of the same colour as the jersey
- Be in keeping with the professional appearance of the player’s equipment
- Not be attached to the jersey
- Not pose any danger to the player wearing it or any other player
From the FIFA release:
"The letter sent by FIFA to the CSA on 13 June 2013 authorises the CSA to permit all players to wear head covers as described above, in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community."