FIFA in discussions with WWC teams about rainbow armband ban
FIFA says it is in discussions with teams and players over rules barring "OneLove" or rainbow armbands at this summer's Women's World Cup.
As it stands, teams and captains face punishment if they wear anything other than a FIFA-mandated band during one of their tournaments.
The issue has been raised formally by the German FA during a World Cup planning workshop, who are keen to avoid censure of players in Australia and New Zealand, when the tournament runs through July and August.
The matter was also discussed by the game's lawmakers IFAB during post-Qatar 2022 debriefs.
A FIFA spokesperson has told Sky Sports "at a team workshop, FIFA was asked about equipment and competition regulations in relation to the 2023 FIFA Women`s World Cup. FIFA wishes to reiterate that no decision has been taken in relation to armbands. FIFA remains committed to ongoing dialogue with players and member associations."
The FA and England team bosses were left angry in December when the armband issue left players potentially facing punishment if they went against tournament rules.