Wales fans were stopped from taking rainbow-coloured hats into the Stadium during their FIFA World Cup 2022 game against the USA at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday.
The USA and Wales played a 1-1 draw in a Group B game of Qatar World Cup 2022. Timothy Weah gave the North Americans’ the lead in the first half, which was cancelled out by Gareth Bale during the 82nd minute of the game.
FIFA in Talks With Qatar After Wales Rainbow Hats Removed
Qatar and FIFA are in urgent talks after fans were told to remove their rainbow hats during Wales’ clash against the USA in FIFA World Cup 2022 on Tuesday.
FIFA reminded the hosts of the assurances given before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022. They promised that fans would be allowed to wear rainbow caps into the Stadium. However, some fans were asked to remove rainbow-coloured hats before entering Ahmed bin Ali Stadium for FIFA World Cup 2022 Match.
The rainbow flag is a symbol of LGBTQ rights. It is a controversial issue in Qatar as same-sex relations are criminalized.
Earlier this month, FIFA ordered teams to stop wearing ‘One Love’ armbands during the games. Harry Kane and Gareth Bale were planning to wear armbands to promote diversity in FIFA World Cup 2022.
However, FIFA threatened to punish the teams if they took part in the initiative. Several nations have issued a joint statement regarding the matter, stating: “FIFA are very clear to impose sporting bands if our captains wear armbands during matches. We can’t put our players in a position where they could face sporting bans. So we have asked the captains not to attempt to wear the armbands in FIFA World Cup games.”
FIFA World Cup 2022: Iranian Athletes Refused to Sing the National Anthem
The Iranian football team athletes decided against signing the national anthem during their Qatar World Cup 2022 match against England on Monday.
Human Rights Activist Mahsa Amini died in police custody in September. Her death sparked nationwide protests in Iran against the current regime. The Iranian team showed solidarity with the protesters by not signing the national anthem.
The human rights activist group HRANA recently published a report claiming that 419 people, including 60 children, have died in the protest so far. 17451 individuals have also been arrested.
When is the 2022 World Cup’s next match?
Three FIFA World Cup 2022 matches are scheduled to be played on November 23, 2022.
|Morocco vs Croatia||Group F||03:30 PM||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Germany vs Japan||Group E||06:30 PM||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Spain vs Costa Rica||Group E||09:30 PM||Al Thumama Stadium|