World Cup 2022 – Seven federations, including England and Germany, give up the “One Love” armband

FIFA has won its showdown. This Monday, in a press release, seven federations announced that they were giving up wearing the “One Love” armband, supposed to promote diversity and inclusion in Qatar. The body had notably threatened sporting sanctions, including a yellow card for the team captain. Harry Kane, who faced Iran with England in the afternoon, was in particular in this situation.

FIFA has been very clear, they will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the pitch. As national federations, we cannot ask our players to risk sporting sanctions, including yellow cards“confirms the press release from the seven federations, which includes England, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.

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France, an initial member of the “One Love” initiative, had already announced through the voice of its captain Hugo Lloris that it would not wear the armband. “I rather want to say that FIFA organizes the competition, it defines a framework and rules. We are asked to play football and represent our country in sport. I prefer to stay within my framework. But different causes are laudable and support her“Explained the Tottenham goalkeeper on Monday at a press conference.

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