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FIFA World Cup: Danish, German captains must wear One Love armbands at the World Cup

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FIFA World Cup: Denmark and Germany team captains will wear One Love armbands when they take the field at the World Cup…

FIFA World Cup: The team captains of Denmark and Germany will wear One Love armbands when they take to the field at the World Cup in Qatar, their teams said Saturday, as they prepare to compete in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE updates with Akashera.IN

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FIFA World Cup: Danish, German captains must wear One Love armbands at the World Cup

Qatar has faced criticism from some countries playing in the 32-team tournament over its rights record on migrant workers, women and the LGBTQ community.

“I know our captain will be wearing the One Love armband,” Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen said about captain Simon Kjaer at a press conference in Doha. “What the consequences will be, I don’t know, but we’ll see.”

According to FIFA rules, team kits must not have political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images. Germany goalkeeper and captain Manual Neuer said on Saturday that he also planned to wear the armband. “We have the support of the German Football Association, our president and those in charge, so we are not afraid.” he said.

“We’re not the only ones (wearing the armband). We want to make a statement together.” FIFA has urged World Cup teams to focus on football in Qatar and not allow the sport to be drawn into what it called ideological or political “fighting.”

FIFA World Cup: Danish, German captains must wear One Love armbands at the World Cup

World football’s governing body has already rejected Denmark’s request to train at the World Cup in jerseys with the words “human rights for all” on them. Same-sex relationships are illegal in Qatar and punishable by up to three years in prison.

Members of Qatar’s LGBTQ community have reported being detained, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group also accused authorities of ordering some transgender women to attend conversion therapy. Read more

A Qatari official criticized the HRW report for containing false information and said the country does not license or operate conversion centers. The USA have also shown their support with a rainbow colored logo inside their training facility.

Tournament organizers say everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or background, is welcome in Qatar, while also warning against public displays of affection.

FIFA World Cup: Danish, German captains must wear One Love armbands at the World Cup

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