The World Cup in Qatar has officially kicked off as football teams battle it out to win the coveted trophy.

Wales and England are two of the teams that qualified and will be taking part in the competition. 

Although competing against each other, both teams will be sporting a similar look as the two nations' captains will wear the OneLove armband during matches. 

What is the OneLove armband and why is it being worn at the world cup? 

The armband is part of a campaign to help promote "inclusion and send a message against discrimination of any kind”.

It was originally launched by the Netherlands but gained backing from England, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales- who will all wear the band. 

Although the OneLove band is not directly linked to anti-LGTBQ+ laws the armbands are being worn to promote inclusivity in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal.

What channel is the World Cup on in the UK?

BBC and ITV will be sharing coverage of this year’s World Cup, broadcasting every game live across BBC1 and ITV1.

You can also catch the action on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

BBC will be airing England’s first match against Iran on Monday, November 21.

ITV1 will be showing Wales's opening match against the USA.

World Cup schedule on BBC and ITV

The full schedule and channel list for the World Cup can be found on the Radio Times website here.