- Nasima Akter
FIFA Finally Confirms a ‘OneLove’ Nation Official to Referee a Match
Following the accusations of FIFA snubbing referees from 'OneLove' nations, one official is confirmed for a match. Germany's Daniel Siebert oversees the Tunisia VS Australia match on Saturday. In addition to Siebert, Englishman Michael Oliver is confirmed for the Japan VS Croatia on Sunday.
Before FIFA was questioned on the disregard of Oliver, Taylor, Makkelie, and Siebert as referees, there were criticisms made for banning the armbands, which were supposed to signify anti-discrimination. As of last week, seven 'OneLove' nations - England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have put their names in a statement criticizing the ban situation.