FIFA have confirmed Wales supporters can wear Rainbow Wall hats for Friday’s clash against Iran.
The rainbow bucket hat was designed by LGBTQ+ football organisation The Rainbow Wall to promote equality and inclusion in football.
Likewise FIFA also warned the nations wanting to wear the One Love rainbow armband that they would receive an in-game punishment, leading to the countries to abandon the idea.
But whilst there has been no U-turn on being allowed to wear the armband supporting LGBTQ+ rights, FIFA and Qatar have now confirmed that fans can wear rainbow hats into the stadiums.
In a statement on Twitter, FA Wales wrote: “In response to the FAW, FIFA has confirmed that fans with Rainbow Wall bucket hats and rainbow flags will be allowed entry to the stadium for @Cymru’s match against Iran on Friday.
“All World Cup venues have been contacted and instructed to follow the agreed rules & regulations.”
It’s understood that FIFA reminded the tournament’s hosts of their assurances before the tournament that everyone was welcome and rainbow flags would be allowed on Tuesday.
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In addition to this, FIFA were also concerned about the reports of fans being confronted by security for bringing in the hats at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
Wales will be looking to seal all three points against Iran on Friday, as they aim to reach the knockout stages in their second ever time at a World Cup.
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