This World Cup unites the Arab world, fueled by the results of the pitch in Qatar.
Morocco is now the first Muslim country to reach the quarter-finals. This marks the first time that the biggest football event has ever been held in the region.
Officials in Qatar created it to raise awareness about discrimination against Muslims.
Sky News has obtained designs for armbands featuring the words “No Place for Islamophobia” as well as a Palestinian headscarf design.
Officials from the World Cup host country discussed a plan to allow captains to wear them together with other countries, including Saudi Arabia and Morocco. It is now understood.
Sky News was informed by a senior Qatari official that “Prior the tournament started, Qatar and other Muslim-majority countries were engaged in advanced discussions about whether armbands could be worn to raise awareness for the growing Islamophobia movement.”
“Fifa was informed that the armband proposal violated FIFA’s rules, and it would not be permitted.
“The teams were happy to accept the decision, but they were disappointed that an important issue like this, which negatively affects millions of Muslims worldwide, wasn’t being given a platform during a first World Cup hosted in a Muslim-majority area.”
FIFA denied being aware of any proposals and did not make one available for interview.
The build-up to last month’s World Cup opening was dominated by a dispute over armbands.
FIFA threatened to punish anyone England or Wales wore garments with “One Love” to draw attention to Qatar’s anti-LGBT laws.
FIFA proposed instead a variety of slogans such as “No to Discrimination” or vague messages such as “Bring the Moves”.
One man shared his opinion that the World Cup was not possible without the “No place to Islamophobia” armband.
Yusef, a pilot hailing from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, said, “I think it’s something very good, because what people believe about Islam is pretty terrible around the world.” “So it’s actually nice that people actually change how they think and it was a great idea.
Yazeed, another Muslim fan thought FIFA was wrong to deny teams the rights to choose slogans for their armbands.
He said, “This is the best method to keep everything just focussed on the sport.”
“Despite all the differences in the world, we’re having a great time watching the match.
“So, if there were any distractions the whole point of the World Cup wouldn’t be very useful.”
“You are not there to play the games. You’re there to enjoy the atmosphere.” You should leave politics out of the game.