Wales wear RAINBOW sleeves on the defiant stand at the World Cup in Qatar

Wales escaped an early scare as Iran’s goal was sidelined after Wales captain Gareth Bale and his teammates defiantly donned the Rainbow ahead of the crucial World Cup match in Qatar.

The Welsh players donned a rainbow sleeve in a defiant stance during the warm-up ahead of the World Cup match against Iran in Qatar.

Captain Gareth Bale led the way as all 26 players wore white shirts with multicolored stripes on each shoulder before the match.

When the players returned through the tunnel, they later reappeared for the deciding game in their usual red gear with white stripes down each sleeve.

Wales survived an early shock after Iran took the lead in the first minutes, but the video assistant referee intervened to rule out offside.

The warm-up summits come after FIFA threatened a number of European nations with sporting sanctions if their captains went ahead with their plans to wear the OneLove armband during their opening matches.

Gareth Bale applauds him as he prepares ahead of the Group B match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar between Wales and Iran.

Gareth Bale applauds him as he prepares ahead of the Group B match of the 2023 World Cup in Qatar between Wales and Iran.

Jonny Williams (left) and Dylan Levitt of Wales prepare to enter the pitch for pre-match preparation.

Jonny Williams (left) and Dylan Levitt of Wales prepare to enter the pitch for pre-match preparation.

The federations of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark said on Monday they had been pressured by FIFA, which threatened to issue yellow cards to any player wearing a multicolored armband.

The DFB’s media director, Steffen Simon, told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk that England, who were expected to be the first team for Monday’s match against Iran, were threatened with several sporting sanctions to prevent them from making this gesture of support. LGBT+ rights.

The threat caused the Seven Nations to abandon the plans.

Homosexuality is illegal in the Gulf state and is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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