ENGLAND skipper Harry Kane and other captains could be barred from wearing rainbow armbands at the World Cup.
The FA has joined nine other European countries to support a seasonal ‘OneLove’ campaign for inclusion and the fight against discrimination.
But Fifa has yet to give skippers permission to wear the armbands in Qatar, which will promote distraction, inclusion and anti-discrimination.
Kane will wear the armband when the Three Lions take on Italy in Milan tonight, while Gareth Bale wore one in Wales’ loss to Belgium on Thursday.
But now the FA and the other nations have to play a waiting game.
Host Qatar will now decide together with Fifa whether to accept requests from European countries.
Announcing that he will be wearing the armband, Kane said: “I’m honored to join my fellow captains in supporting the important OneLove campaign.
“As captains, we all compete against each other on the pitch, but together we stand against any form of discrimination.
“This is all the more relevant at a time when division is common in society.”
And Kane revealed that sessions with a secret fitness guru helped him stay injury-free leading up to the tournament.
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The Tottenham striker, once plagued with ankle and hamstring problems, has had little trouble since working with a Spanish expert.
In fact, Kane has only missed five games in total since January 2020.
The England captain said: “I found a physiotherapist and he has been really great.
“We worked for hours and developed a really good relationship – he really helped me.
“I’ve seen changes in how my ankles looked before and now after. I’m just in a different place.
“I was at a time where I struggled to play consistently over a season. It’s good to know that your body is doing well, especially at the big tournaments.
“If you have a clear mind and play consistently, that helps.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6283841/england-harry-kane-banned-onelove-armband-fifa-qatar/ England captain Harry Kane could be BANNED from wearing rainbow OneLove armband as Fifa and Qatar have to give permission