World Cup Groups Set To Defy FIFA With OneLove Armbands | Soccer Information

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FIFA proposed a sequence of other armbands that includes totally different social campaigns on Saturday in response to plans by European groups to put on “OneLove” rainbow armbands on the Qatar World Cup. European groups launched the “OneLove” initiative in response to the therapy of LGBTQ communities in Qatar, the place homosexuality is illegitimate. FIFA although has requested that every one captains put on a distinct armband on every match day, selling social messages akin to “Football unites the world” and “Share the meal” in a United Nations-backed marketing campaign.

“Each round of matches will be associated with its own dedicated campaign designed to maximise reach and impact,” FIFA stated in an announcement.

The transfer places soccer’s world governing physique on a possible collision course with groups akin to Germany, whose captain Manuel Neuer stated he would nonetheless put on a “OneLove” armband to advertise variety and inclusion.

“Other European nations are wearing (the armband) and it is good we are doing it together,” Neuer stated on Saturday.

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen stated his nation’s captain Simon Kjaer could be carrying the rainbow armband too, no matter any disciplinary motion taken by FIFA.

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“We as a country are wearing it, our captain will be wearing the OneLove armband,” Eriksen stated.

“What the consequences will be I don’t know, but we’ll see.”

England’s Soccer Affiliation are additionally believed to be able to help the “OneLove” marketing campaign regardless and are understood to be in search of readability on whether or not the rainbow armband and the FIFA ones might be worn collectively.

Contacted by AFP, FIFA didn’t reply.

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