World Cup Monday was a day of threats for organizers to Issue a yellow card to Any player wearing a rainbow armband to the tournament World Cup, escalating a fight that had begun as a show of support for gay rights but has instead morphed into a showdown between world soccer’s governing body and a handful of European nations.

Harry Kane, England’s captain, was expected to be there to Be the first player to Take the field in A multicolored armband with the words engraved “One Love” during World Cup matches. England vs Iran in Its first game at The World Cup Monday

Armbands were created to show support for minority groups amid ongoing concerns about Qatar’s treatment of the L.G.B.T.Q. The European soccer federations and community joined forces to create a plan for the future. to defy the strict uniform rules of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, and wear them at the World Cup, their sport’s biggest stage.

On Monday morning, however, the teams said that FIFA’s threats of discipline now made that impossible.

The teams showed willingness to cooperate in tense discussions throughout the weekend to Accept a fine if they are found guilty of violating the uniform code. On Monday, however, they were faced with a new dilemma. to Seven European countries, including England, released a statement. FIFA has threatened to sue. to Issue a yellow card to Any player who wears an unannounced armband while on the field.

A yellow card is a warning that a player may be given a second yellow card if they start a match with a yellow card. This would lead to in Ejection: Players can compete with only one yellow, but not two leads to a red card — and immediate dismissal and suspension for the next game.

The teams were forced to make a choice. to Ask their players not to You could be punished

“FIFA has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play,” The seven-team group said in a joint statement. “As national federations, we can’t put our players in a position where they could face sporting sanctions including bookings, so we have asked the captains not to attempt to wear the armbands in FIFA World Cup games.

“We were prepared to pay fines that would normally apply to breaches of kit regulations and had a strong commitment to wearing the armband. However, we cannot put our players in the situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play.”

The statements were jointly issued by the soccer federations of England and Wales, Belgium, Denmark (Danemark), Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

“We are very frustrated by the FIFA decision which we believe is unprecedented,” According to the Federations.

It was expected that the first armbands would be made. to Visit the World Cup in Several matches were played on Monday by the Netherlands and Wales. They also participated in their first match. England was among the nations that had been ready. to FIFA. This seems unlikely.