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Denmark is ready to discuss a comprehensive withdrawal of UEFA from FIFA after a row over the captaincy armband

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Denmark They revealed that they are ready to discuss a comprehensive withdrawal from FIFA along with others UEFA States amid ongoing row over #OneLove badges.

And on Monday, seven European parties plan to wear anti-discrimination armbands in protest QatarThe human rights record backed down from the plan after FIFA threatened it with sporting sanctions.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday morning, the Danish Confederation (DBU) chief executive, Jakob Jensen, revealed that a yellow card is the minimum penalty imposed by a captain. Simon Keger will face.

On the 21st of November, England He requested an emergency meeting with FIFA, who came to the English hotel,” Jensen revealed. “FIFA said they would at least give a yellow card.

“There was a discussion about whether there was a legal basis for awarding a yellow card, but there is a debate. The penalty could have been a yellow card, that the captain did not come to the field or that he was blocked.”

The DBU delegation revealed the “outrage” this had caused, and stated that they would not officially support incumbent President Gianni Infantino in his re-election bid. Infantino stands unopposed.

There are presidential elections in FIFA. “There are 211 countries in FIFA and I understand that the current president has statements of support from 207 countries,” said DBU President Jesper Müller. Denmark is not among those countries. Nor will we be.”

Müller also revealed that Denmark was considering leaving FIFA, and was willing to discuss the matter with all 55 member nations of the organization.

It is not a decision made now. We’ve been clear about this for a long time. We’ve been discussing this in the North since August.

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“I thought about it again. I imagine there might be challenges if she leaves Denmark alone. But let’s see if we can’t have a conversation about things.”

“I have to think about the question of how to restore confidence in FIFA. We must assess what happened, and then we must develop a strategy – also with our Nordic colleagues.”

Denmark drew their opening match 0-0 against Tunisia Tuesday. They are playing France Saturday afternoon for their next game.

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