England confirm ‘One Love’ World Cup campaign abandoned after FIFA threaten sanctions

England captain Harry Kane pictured wearing the One Love armband.
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England, Wales and other European teams won’t wear the ‘One Love’ armband at the World Cup following threats by FIFA to book captains who promoted the campaign.

Eight nations were planning to wear the multi-coloured armband throughout the tournament in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.