England’s Harry Kane and other captains could be BANNED from wearing rainbow-coloured OneLove armbands to promote diversity and inclusion during the Qatar World Cup because FIFA hasn’t yet granted them permission

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  • Captains of 10 countries plan to wear rainbow armlets in the World Cup
  • It is part of an anti-discrimination initiative launched by the Dutch national team.
  • Countries that support it include England, Wales, Germany and France.
  • But FIFA has not yet allowed him to wear armbands in Qatar.
  • This year’s World Cup host country does not allow same-sex relationships
  • Click here for all the latest news and updates on World Cup 2022

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The captains of England – and many other countries – could be banned from wearing their One Love armbands at the World Cup.

sportsmail Understands that in Qatar – where promotion of same-sex relationships and same-sex relationships is a crime, FIFA has not yet allowed Harry Kane and other captains to wear armbands, which promote diversity and inclusion and are anti-discrimination. ,

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Now, England and the likes of Germany, Wales and France are on a serious collision course with both world football’s governing body and the Gulf state itself, with the tournament just two months away.

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Armbands will be worn in the latest round of Nations League fixtures, with permission being granted by UEFA.

However, the green light has not yet been given by FIFA, despite England having written to them with their request.

England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow ‘One Love’ armband in upcoming UEFA Nations League matches – but FIFA has yet to allow them to wear it at the World Cup

England and nine other European countries join 'One Love' campaign

England and nine other European countries join ‘One Love’ campaign

Per the rules of FIFA, permission must be given before wearing armlets.

Those involved, including those from Denmark, Belgium and Sweden, may be forbidden from wearing the band, if permission is not granted.

And he could even be banned from the tournament – however, that possibility has been deemed ‘highly unlikely’.

The situation has already created a diplomatic storm. In 2018, the FA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association.

Dutch captain Georginio Wijnaldum wears a rainbow armband during a June fixture

Dutch captain Georginio Wijnaldum wears a rainbow armband during a June fixture

Migrant workers sleeping on the pavement in the capital of Qatar, which hosted the World Cup

Migrant workers sleeping on the pavement in the capital of Qatar, which hosted the World Cup

That agreement was seen as a ‘co-operation deal’ and officials in the Gulf state are said to have been ‘deeply impressed’ not to have been consulted on the armbands.

It is believed that the ball is now in Qatar’s court. He is expected to liaise with FIFA on his next steps.

The Netherlands launched the OneLove campaign ahead of Euro 2020.

England has announced that migrant workers will be invited to their World Cup base in Qatar

England has announced that migrant workers will be invited to their World Cup base in Qatar

“I am honored to be supporting the important OneLove campaign along with my fellow national team captains,” said Kane, who will be playing the armbands against England from Italy tonight.

“As captains, we can all compete against each other on the pitch, but we stand together against all forms of discrimination.

‘This is even more relevant at a time when divisions are common in society.’

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