Following Fifa’s warning that they might receive bookings, the captains of all European nations. England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and Denmark will not wear “OneLove” armbands, the associations announced in a unified statement on Monday.

“The captain shouldn’t enter the game already having received a yellow card. We in the UEFA working group had to decide to scrap our original plan. We did so with a sad heart “In a statement, the European KNVB, the Dutch football organization, said.

Virgil van Dijk would receive a yellow card if he entered the field wearing the armband as planned. According to the KNVB, claimed that Fifa made that clear just hours before the start of their opening match against Senegal on Monday.

The KNVB declared that it was “extremely disappointed” in Fifa’s position and that it would not go unchallenged.

“We shall critically examine our relationship with Fifa in collaboration with other participating countries.”

The captain of each team “must wear the captain’s armband issued by Fifa” during Fifa Final Competitions. And team equipment cannot contain any political, religious, or personal slogans, declarations, or images.

Wales said that although the interested nations had agreed to pay fines that would typically be imposed for violating kit restrictions. The sporting consequences had gone too far.

We have asked the captains not to try to wear the armband in the Fifa World Cup games. Because, as national federations, we can’t put our players in a position where they might receive sporting sanctions, such as bookings.