England captain to wear ‘OneLove’ armband …at Qatar World Cup even if FIFA prohibits it

Harry Kane will wear a OneLove armband at the World Cup in Qatar, even if it is prohibited by FIFA.

The FA announced in September England will wear a rainbow captain’s armband during the tournament as part of an anti-discrimination initiative, and in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

The governing body is determined the England captain will wear the armband even if it risks FIFA fines.

Captains from nine European countries, including England and Wales, are planning on wearing the armbands at the World Cup.

FIFA permission is required to wear the armbands.

The UEFA Working Group on Qatar asked FIFA for permission three weeks ago and is waiting for a response.

A delegation from the group are meeting FIFA in Zurich today and will ask for an update.

The delegation will also discuss the setting up of a compensation fund for migrant workers and their families and the establishment of a welfare centre in Doha for migrant workers.

The FA is members of the working group but are not part of the delegation travelling to Zurich this week. – Sky Sports

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