Women’s World Cup: Australia Will Not Risk Wearing ‘One Love’ Armbands

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07/03/2023

Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia will not risk wearing “One Love” armbands in support of LGBTQ rights at the tournament, captain Sam Kerr said, adding that she is confident there will be multiple opportunities to use her voice. Soccer’s governing body FIFA last week approved eight armbands for captains that could be worn at the Women’s World Cup, which bear messages ranging from promoting gender equality, inclusion and peace to tackling domestic violence. The “One Love” armband, which was not allowed at the men’s World Cup in Qatar last year, was not among the choices.

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