Football Notes: Quebec Soccer Federation Suspended For Not Reversing Ban On Turbans
The Quebec Soccer Federation has been suspended by the Canadian Soccer Association after "failing to reverse its decision to ban the use of turbans/patkas/keski on the football pitch" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/12). ... The first African Football Film Festival opens Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria. It "will be over three days and will screen five films" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/12). ... FIFA has fined Zambia following "the hurling of missiles on the pitch by some fans" during last weekend's Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier game against Lesotho (XINHUA, 6/12). ... La Liga side Rayo Vallecano confirmed that they "will take their appeal over a rejected application for a UEFA licence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport" (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 6/12).