Women’s World Cup: Football Australia head ‘optimistic’ rainbow armbands will be worn
Football Australia have conducted talks with FIFA about the usage of the rainbow armband (Image: Twitter/@ESPNFC)
The boss of Football Australia is “pretty confident’ rainbow armbands will be permitted at the women’s World Cup this summer.
Chief Executive James Johnson has said a “good dialogue” has taken place with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
Back in March, FIFA said “no decision has been taken in relation to armbands” regarding the women’s World Cup.
But speaking to The Observer on Saturday (13 May), Johnson said the organisation are “not paying lip service” to the issue.
“I do think there’ll be a resolution ahead of the Women’s World Cup” – James Johnson
“We’re in the middle of that process and we’re pretty confident and optimistic that we’ll end up in
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