- England seeking clarity on how referees will respond in Qatar
- Southgate’s team will take knee before Iran game at World Cup
England’s players will take the knee before the start of their game against Iran on Monday but Harry Kane must decide whether to support LGBTQ+ rights by wearing the “OneLove” rainbow captain’s armband amid fears that the gesture could earn an instant booking.
In the latest farcical development to grip the World Cup a potential row is brewing after it was suggested that referees could be left with no option but to caution captains who wear the “OneLove” armband in Qatar. Fifa has asked that all captains wear a different armband on each match day, promoting social messages such as “Football unites the world”, “Share the meal” and “Bring the moves”. It could even send an official into dressing rooms before matches to remove any “OneLove” armbands.