The Welsh Football Association informed its fans that FIFA approved them to bring in cheering accessories and costumes in the colors of pride in the match against Iran (today, 12:00, here 11). The Welsh asked FIFA to give a response to the claims of some of its fans who said that they were prevented from bringing in hats, flags and other cheering accessories in the colors of the rainbow.
"FIFA has confirmed that fans with hats and flags in the colors of the rainbow will be allowed to enter the stadium," the Welsh association published yesterday on social media. The British association also added that "contact has been made with all World Cup employees who have been instructed to act according to the agreed rules and regulations."
FIFA confirmed it had been in contact with the Welsh FA and reiterated Qatari authorities' long-standing promises that LGBT symbols would be allowed into the eight World Cup stadiums.
However, world soccer's governing body has no authority over stadium security, which is controlled by the local organizing committee.
As you may recall, rainbow symbols, a symbol of LGBT rights, are met with outrage in a country where same-sex relationships are considered forbidden.
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