England captain Harry Kane WILL wear a One Love armband in their World Cup opener against Iran


England captain Harry Kane WILL wear a One Love armband in their World Cup opener against Iran with the FA willing to risk a fine after FIFA launched their own version on the eve of the tournament

Harry Kane will defy FIFA and the FA will risk a fine by wearing their One Love armbands on Monday against Iran after FIFA tried to outflank them by announcing their own official armband slogan campaign.

The issue of captains’ armbands has been contentious ever since eight UEFA nations, including Germany, Denmark, Wales and Holland, announced they would wear One Love armbands as a sign of their commitment to gay rights and in support of human rights.

FIFA launched their own armband initiative on Saturday, with captains in the first round instructed to wear an armband with the slogan #FootballUnitesTheWorld.

Harry Kane will defy FIFA and the FA will risk a fine by wearing their One Love armbands

They announced One Love armbands as a sign of their commitment to gay rights and in support of human rights

They announced One Love armbands as a sign of their commitment to gay rights and in support of human rights

FIFA are likely to fine nations who veer from official FIFA diktats but will be weighing up how ridiculous they will look if they impose fines on nations over the issue.

The FA have said that they respect FIFA’s initiative but both them and Wales FA have insisted they will stick with their plan to wear One Love armbands.

A release from FIFA issued on Saturday morning confirmed it was partnering with the United Nations agencies to run social campaigns throughout the tournament, with a different campaign for each round.

The quarter-final theme will be ‘no discrimination’.

They will run campaigns throughout the tournament, with a different one for each round

They will run campaigns throughout the tournament, with a different one for each round

The campaigns running through the tournament will be #FootbalUnitesTheWorld during the first round of matches, #SaveThePlanet during the second, and to wrap up the group-stages it will be #ProtectChildren #ShareTheMeal.

The last-16 will be #EducationForAll and #FootballForSchools while the quarter-finals will be NoDiscrimination.

The semi-finals will be promoting #BeActive and #BringTheMoves while the World Cup final will be Football Is Joy, Passion, Hope, Love and Peace – #FootballUnitesTheWorld.



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