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A rainbow-colored sign for the USMNT training camp in Qatar

The USMNT Showing the squad for the World Cup Support the LGBTQ community through a rainbow themed team logo in the study hall and media office.

Same-sex relationships are illegal in Qatar The tournament is being organized to start on Sunday. The design features seven vertical rainbow stripes in dark blue lettering below “USA” and is part of the team’s 2020 “Be the Change” initiative to encourage action on social justice issues.

“When we are on the world stage and in a place like Qatar It is important to pay attention to these issues “‘Make a difference’ is what it’s all about,” USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter said at a press conference Monday. We recognize that Qatar has made progress, tons of progress there is work to do.”

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According to the organizers of the World Cup, which is being held for the first time in a Middle Eastern country everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or origind, welcome, and also caution against public affection.

Concerns have been expressed about the rights of football players, especially fans, to attend the event. LGBTQ individuals and womenwho the rights groups say Qatari laws are discriminatory. “We’re a trusting group accessibility And we will continue to carry that message forward,” said the USA goalkeeper Sean Johnson. “At the Games, we talked and we continue to talk. We built on the message of ‘Be the Change.’ “

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rainbow symbol, Do not wear a team during the World Cup, a way for US Soccer to promote the spirit of inclusivity, is regularly shown at any event. “Our rainbow logo plays an important and enduring role in the identity of US Soccerspokesman Neil Bute said in an email Reuters. “As part of our approach to any competition or event, we included the rainbow brand to support and recognize the LGBTQ community, as well as promoting accessibility and welcoming to all fans around the world. As a result, the traditional and rainbow USA Soccer brand will be showcased throughout the World Cup management and operation areas, including the team hotel, media arena and party.”

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