captain of england, wales, belgium, Denmark, Germany And this Netherlands Their captains will not wear OneLove anti-discrimination armbands in their World Cup openers following confirmation that their captains will be given yellow cards if they take part in the initiative.
The announcement came just before the start of their World Cup campaign. National federations stated that they were prepared to pay fines for their captains to wear the Vanlove armband, but once it became clear that their captains would be sanctioned, they had to change plans.
“FIFA has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains are found wearing armbands on the field of play,” a joint statement from the nations said. “As national federations, we cannot put our players in a position where they face sporting sanctions including bookings, so we have asked captains not to attempt to wear armbands at FIFA World Cup games.
“We were prepared to pay the fine that would normally apply to breaches of kit rules and made a strong commitment to wear the armband. However, we cannot put our players in a position where they could be booked or may even be forced to leave the field of play.” ,
“We are deeply disappointed by FIFA’s decision, which we believe is unprecedented – we wrote to FIFA in September to inform them of our desire to wear the One Love armband to continue their active involvement in football, and There was no response. Our players and coaches are. Disappointed — they are strong supporters of inclusion and will show support in other ways.”