The captains of England and a host of other nations, could be banned from wearing their OneLove armbands at the World Cup.
It is understood that no permission has yet been given by FIFA for Harry Kane and other skippers to wear the armbands, which promote diversity and inclusion and are anti-discrimination, in Qatar, where same-sex relationships and the promotion of same-sex relationships are criminalised.
Now, England and the likes of Germany, Wales and France are on a serious collision course both with world football’s governing body and the Gulf state itself, with the tournament just two months away.
The armbands will be worn at the latest round of Nations League fixtures, with permission being given by UEFA.
Permission must be granted before the armbands are worn, according to FIFA rules.
It is thought that the ball is now in Qatar’s court. They are expected to liaise with FIFA over next steps.