World Cup protests take center stage despite ban

STORY: Since being banned at the World Cup, these anti-hate armbands have only become more popular than ever.

The Dutch company that makes them says they've sold out completely after shipping thousands of them in the past two weeks.

"It's become a culture product at the moment and we are getting requests from all parts of the world to buy this product. Amazing."

The 'OneLove' armbands have been in the global spotlight since FIFA threatened several European teams with yellow cards if they wore them.

The bands symbolize diversity and inclusion. Homosexuality is illegal in host country Qatar.

But teams are still finding ways to protest.

Germany's team was photographed with their hands covering their mouths ahead of their game against Japan on Wednesday (November 23).

England captain Harry Kane opted for a different band - one that says 'no discrimination' on their opening game against Iran.

His teammates took a knee ahead of kick off.

Meanwhile, Iran's players declined to sing their national anthem in a sign of support for mass protests and a violent state crackdown back home.

Danish FA CEO Jakob Jensen went as far as to say FIFA was harming soccer with the ban.

“I think that's deeply disappointing. It's regrettable, and I think this is something that FIFA needs to take a long and intense look at in order to change in the future.”