Gareth Southgate says players will kneel before Iran match.

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The England team will kneel before Monday’s World Cup opener against Iran, according to Gareth Southgate.

Since George Floyd’s passing in 2020, the Three Lions have made an anti-racism gesture before each game.

Following recent discussions, they have decided to keep making the gesture during the tournament in Qatar.

Gareth southgate says players will kneel before iran match.
Gareth southgate says players will kneel before iran match.

Southgate stated, “It’s what we stand for as a team and have done for a long time.

We think this is the biggest and it’s a strong signal that will go throughout the world for young people, in particular, to realize that inclusivity is essential,” the statement reads.

Following the Covid-19 suspension, when football resumed in the summer of 2020, players in the Premier League also knelt before games.

The decision was made to take a knee at designated times during the season rather than every game before the current campaign began.

FA will inquire about the One Love Armband.

The Football Association is currently seeking clarification on whether captains who don the OneLove Armband during World Cup games will receive a booking.

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Gareth southgate says players will kneel before iran match.

To encourage diversity and inclusiveness, the captains of nine nations, including England and Wales, had intended to don the OneLove armband.

On the night before the competition, however, Fifa unveiled new armbands in collaboration with three United Nations organizations.

The FA wrote to Fifa about the armband in September but received no answer. Their stance was that they would accept a fine.

Before the match against Iran on Monday, they are hoping to hear back from someone later on Sunday.

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