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FIFA orders Belgium to change kit at last minute ahead of Canada clash

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FIFA have asked Belgium to make a last-minute kit change ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage game against Canada on November 23.

The Red Devils have been told to remove the word ‘love’ from their away strip, which would require a batch of fresh kits from their kit supplier Adidas. All of their away kits in Qatar have the word embossed on the back just below the collar.

FIFA is not open to any discussion with the Royal Belgian Football Federation on this matter and has categorically ordered them to make the adjustments. Luckily for Belgium, they aren’t expected to wear their away kit in all three of their group stage matches.

The jersey was made in collaboration with ‘Tomorrowland’, one of the most famous music festivals taking place in Belgium. The kit has been on sale for several months and it remains to be seen whether the Belgian FA will heed FIFA’s warning.

FIFA have demanded that the Belgium team remove the word ‘love’ from the collar of their away shirt, sources have told ESPN.

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FIFA demanded that the Belgian team remove the word “love” from the collar of their away shirt, sources told ESPN.More: es.pn/3hZYzDo

FIFA recently warned national team captains against wearing the “OneLove” captain’s armband. The original premise was to protest the host country’s terrible record on LGBTQIA+ rights. If they go ahead, the players risk a one-match booking or ban.

Belgian fans will hope this won’t distract the team from their goal of lifting their first-ever FIFA World Cup trophy. Besides Canada, the Belgians have group matches against Morocco and Croatia in Group F.

The Croatians are perhaps their biggest obstacle when it comes to finishing group winners. They finished second in the 2018 edition, losing to France in the final.

Belgium’s Red Devils, meanwhile, finished third after beating England in the third-place play-off by a 2-0 margin.


Belgium boss opens up on his future after the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Belgian coach Roberto Martinez will see his contract expire at the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This alerted Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. Asked about his future, the former Wigan Athletic manager said MARK:

“It sounds like a cliché, but I’m focused on the World Cup like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve always done it that way and that’s how we’re going to do it. The only thing what matters to me is the World Cup.”

He further stated that his decision will depend on how the Belgian Red Devils fare in the World Cup:

“Then we will have to sit down with the Federation and see what the next cycle will look like. It’s not just me and I haven’t made a decision either. I leave the place open to see how the World Cup take place.”

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org