FIFA to review rules for transgender players

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In the coming days, FIFA hopes to meet with other sports federations to review the rules applicable to transgender players. The information was confirmed by a spokesperson for the entity to the German DPA portal on Tuesday (21). The decision of the meeting is after the International Swimming Federation (FINA), in addition to the International Rugby League (IRL) excluding trans athletes from competitions in the women’s modality.

It was also revealed that the athletics federation (World Athletics), with its president, Sebastian Coe, intends to follow the same path. In the case of the biggest football body, connected sources said the regulations were being reviewed, with a focus on gender eligibility.

“FIFA takes into account many stakeholders (medical, legal, scientific/performance and human rights) as well as the November 2021 IOC framework on justice, inclusion and non-discrimination based on gender. gender identity and sexual variation,” the statement read.

From now on, FIFA will analyze it “on a case-by-case basis”, taking into account the federation’s commitment to human rights. Here in Brazil, Sheilla Souza is an example of a trans player, being the first in the country to work for the national women’s football. Currently, the player plays for Sha, Piauí team.

Another example of a player known to follow the trans movement is Canadian Quinn. The 26-year-old, who also calls herself non-binary, won gold in women’s soccer with Team Canada at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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