World Cup 2022. Rainbow bands during the World Cup in Qatar? This is what footballers want

The captain’s armband will feature a rainbow heart to symbolize diversity and solidarity with the LGBTQ community. The captains of England, Belgium, Wales, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and France expressed the will to appear with special bands.

“We have applied to FIFA to wear the rainbow armbands throughout the entire World Cup in Qatar,” the Welsh Football Association said in a statement.

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FIFA rules, however, prohibit teams from wearing their own captain’s armband designs during the World Cup, and require the use of those provided by an international organization governing body. The final decision has not been made yet, but according to unofficial sources, FIFA is to make a decision in the near future.

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