Soccer’s global governing body is at odds with seven European countries over threats of boycotting a player. Wearing the armband “One Love” during the game. FIFA World Cup 2022 News and Highlights Day 7
The eleventh hour announcement from FIFA created a rift between the governing body and the seven countries involved. Although neither side was criticized.
The “OneLove” armband – featuring hearts outlined in different colors – is intended for captains from England, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland.
And Wales wore it at the World Cup to promote coexistence and show solidarity. with heterosexuals and gender identity.
But it was hours before England captain Harry Kane was due to wear the armband against Iran on Monday. FIFA said any player wearing the armband will receive a yellow card.
This puts them in danger of being ejected or banned from their next game in the tournament.
FIFA regulations state that team captains must wear armbands issued by the governing body. Although the rule states that.
The flood had rumbled as a secondary performance of the tournament.
While players like Kane don’t wear the armband, Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib did as she spoke to the FIFA president. Gianni Infantino at World Cup game between Belgium and Canada on wednesday.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser was also wearing an armband as Infantino sat nearby during her country’s 2-1 defeat to Japan.
in a joint statement The seven European federations said they asked their captain not to wear the “OneLove” armband as they were unable to. “Puts players in a position where they can face sporting sanctions, including yellow cards.”
But some older players believe it will be a worthwhile risk.
“That would be a great statement,” said former Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane. As an ITV expert “Do it for the first game. [and] if you get a yellow card What will that message be?”
But others questioned how much impact the move could have on Qatar. Countries where sex between men is illegal and punishable by up to three years in prison.
“Conversations I’ve had with people from the LGBTQI+ community have described the messaging as vague and lacking a true statement of what it’s trying to achieve,” Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine told reporters.
One campaign group agreed.
“The ‘OneLove’ armband is nothing more than a symbolic gesture,” Pride in Football representative Khya Gott told CNN Sport.
“It didn’t make the dramatic statement they wanted. The player’s posture is very important and necessary. But only to do it right.”
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