Kane prepares for medical examination, Danes consider exit from FIFA, Ecuador accused of discriminatory chants

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Welcome to Day 4 of the FIFA World Cup as the games come thick and fast. A lot happens on and off the field.

We present behind-the-scenes news in Qatar.

Kane will undergo a scan on his injured ankle

Somewhat lost in all the accolades in England’s 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Tuesday, Harry Kane was sent off early with an ankle sprain.

The Three Lions captain went down with a nasty knock early in the second half. Kane was able to continue but was later replaced by Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson, who set up Jack Grealish’s 90th-minute goal.

Gareth Southgate has confirmed his star No 9 will undergo an ankle scan ahead of England’s second group game against the USA on Friday morning (AEDT).

(Photo by Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Images)

“I think Harry is fine,” said the England manager.

“It looked like a bad performance but he kept the game going. We took him out because we felt there was a moment in the game where we could have done that.”

The Danes are considering pulling out of FIFA as armbands continue to fall off

FIFA’s ban on captains from seven pro-LGBTQI countries wearing ‘One Love’ armbands continues to cause ripples among member federations, with the Danish Football Association (DBU) proposing to withdraw from FIFA in the latest development.

DBU chairman Jesper Moller said, “This is not a decision made now.”

“We have been clearly talking about this for a long time. We have been discussing this in the Nordic region since August. I have to think about how to restore confidence in FIFA. We need to assess what is happening and then create a strategy – also with our Nordic colleagues.

In the official team photo taken before kick-off against Japan in Doha, German players cover their mouths in protest at the governing body’s decision to ban armbands.

Asked before the game about the ban and whether any response was planned for his side at the Khalifa International Stadium, Die Mannschaft manager Hansi Flick simply replied with a smile: “We’ll see.”

“With our captain’s armband, we wanted to exemplify the values ​​we live by in the national team: diversity and mutual respect,” the German Football Association (DFB) said in a statement.

“Human rights are non-negotiable. This should go without saying. Unfortunately, still not. That’s why this message is so important to us. Banning us from bandages is like banning our mouths. Our position is stable.”

The DFB has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding the issue.

At the time of writing, FIFA has not given an official response to either Germany’s protest or Denmark’s threat to withdraw from the governing body of world football.

Ecuador accused of chanting by fans

FIFA there isHowever, on the opening day of the 2022 World Cup, it acted on an unrelated matter, hurling its first accusation at Ecuador over discriminatory chants by its supporters in a 2-0 win over Qatar.

The governing body said the Ecuadorean fans’ chants contravened the discrimination section of its disciplinary code.

The chants in question were not related to FIFA’s crackdown on the sale of alcohol in stadiums during the tournament, but instead were directed at rivals Chile after Ecuador’s failed legal bid for a place at the World Cup.

Chile and Peru, who are in prime position to replace Ecuador in Qatar, have claimed that defender Bryan Castillo was actually born in Colombia and was not allowed to participate in Ecuador’s qualifying campaign. The FIFA committee ultimately ruled that there was no foul play.

After the flag got mixed up, the journalist’s phone was confiscated

A reporter in Qatar covering the World Cup claimed he was “blocked” by locals and Qatari police after his regional Brazilian flag was mistaken for a rainbow pride flag.

The national flag of Pernambuco, located in the north-east of the South American country, is reminiscent of the pride flag with its bright colors.

The journalist said, “This boy dressed in white grabbed the flag, threw it on the ground and began to trample it.” Reuters.

“I took my phone (out) to take a video, but he grabbed my hand and said if I delete the video, he will give it back. Later, an officer came and tried to intervene. He took the phone from the other boy and told me to delete the video.

The news comes after US journalist Grant Wall was “briefly detained” for wearing a rainbow shirt in solidarity with the LGBTQI community, and follows the fallout from FIFA’s decision to ban players from wearing ‘One Love’ armbands on the pitch.

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