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Belgium star Hazard scoffs at Germany's mouth-to-mouth action: "It's better to do nothing and win"

2022-11-24T13:50:16.582Z

Belgium star Hazard scoffs at Germany's mouth-to-mouth action: "It's better to do nothing and win" Created: 11/24/2022, 2:38 p.m After the "One Love" armband was banned, the DFB team decided to protest immediately before the Japan game kicked off. Update from November 23, 1:55 p.m .: The German national team set an exclamation mark with their protest action before the defeat against Japan on We



Belgium star Hazard scoffs at Germany's mouth-to-mouth action: "It's better to do nothing and win"

Created: 11/24/2022, 2:38 p.m

After the "One Love" armband was banned, the DFB team decided to protest immediately before the Japan game kicked off.

Update from November 23, 1:55 p.m .:

The German national team set an exclamation mark with their protest action before the defeat against Japan on Wednesday.

Before the game against Japan, the German players had demonstratively covered their mouths to send a signal against FIFA's ban on the "One Love" armband.

Eden Hazard, captain of the Belgian national team, also commented mockingly on the scene afterwards.

"It would have been better if they hadn't done it and won," said the 31-year-old on Wednesday evening after Belgium's 1-0 win over Canada.

This is reported by the French radio station RMC.

"We're here to play football, I'm not here to spread a political message, other people are better suited for that.

We want to focus on football," said the Real Madrid professional.

Should Germany move into the round of 16 despite the defeat at the beginning, Belgium would be one of the possible opponents.

The captain of the Belgian national team Eden Hazard in the game against Canada at the 2022 World Cup © Garcia / imago

World Cup 2022: Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wears a "One Love" bandage

Update from November 23, 3:30 p.m .:

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser is also sending a clear signal against FIFA and Qatar.

She traveled to Qatar for the German opening game and is following the game in the stadium.

On her arm she wears the "One Love" armband, which is banned by FIFA.

Explosive: The FIFA President Gianni Infantino is sitting next to her.

Update from November 23, 3:00 p.m .:

The DFB bank also held its hand in front of its mouth.

This was initially not visible in the live broadcast.

Update from November 23, 2:20 p.m .:

The DFB has now commented on the national team’s action in the team photo.

"With our captain's armband, we wanted to set an example for values ​​that we live in the national team: diversity and mutual respect.

Be loud together with other nations.

It's not about a political message: Human rights are non-negotiable," the association wrote on Twitter.

And further: “Forbidding us this bandage is like banning our mouths.

Our stance stands.”

Update from November 23, 2 p.m.:

The German national team is sending a clear signal to FIFA and Qatar: in the team photo before kick-off, all DFB players symbolically held their hands in front of their mouths.

They probably want to say that they are not allowed to talk about the grievances in Qatar and are downright muzzled by FIFA.

Incidentally, all of this is happening in front of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is following the game live at the Khalifa International Stadium.

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Update from November 23, 1:30 p.m .:

The national team has now entered the field to warm up.

And indeed: Apparently the DFB is setting a small sign.

A colorful stripe could already be seen on the sleeves of the dress suit.

On the warm-up shirts, the shoulder area is also covered in bright colors.

The jerseys are reminiscent of those of the Belgians, which are also kitted out by Adidas.

First report from November 23, 1:19 p.m .:

Munich – Before the opening game of the German national team (click here for the live ticker) at the World Cup in Qatar there are some question marks – sporting and political.

On the one hand there is the question of how Hansi Flick will set up his team after Leroy Sané's absence.

However, there is far more discussion as to whether and, if so, how the DFB should set an example despite the ban on the "One Love" bandage.

Hansi Flick

Born: February 24, 1965 (57 years) in Heidelberg

Stations as a player: SV Sandhausen, FC Bayern Munich, 1. FC Cologne, FC Victoria Bammental

Positions as coach: FC Victoria Bammental, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, FC Bayern Munich

World Cup 2022: DFB managing director Bierhoff leaves the door open for a possible sign in the opening game

A German reaction to the ban on the “One Love” bandage appears possible around the first game against Japan (2 p.m. / ARD and MagentaTV).

"We will see.

That kept the players very busy," said DFB managing director Oliver Bierhoff a few hours before kick-off on ARD.

He avoided a denial when asked.

Meanwhile, after meeting German fans, DFB President Bernd Neuendorf confirmed that the association was currently considering "legal action" against the ban on the "One Love" pad.

An official lawsuit has not yet been filed.

According to the DFB boss, FIFA had stated in writing that "the referee had to react" when wearing the controversial bandage.

However, the world association would reserve the right to further penalties.

The German national team set an example before the game against Japan.

© Javier garcia/imago

World Cup 2022: Müller reacts to the "One Love" debate

The DFB received support from the Federal Minister of the Interior, Nancy Faeser, who traveled to Qatar: "I criticize the actions of FIFA in the strongest possible terms." The SPD politician would have wished that the associations would not give in.

The ban on pads is a decision that is completely out of time.

"It must be possible nowadays to stand up for openness, diversity and against discrimination."

Bayern star Thomas Müller announced on Instagram that the national team would not give up "our path as athletes and our sporting dreams" in order to "position themselves even more clearly politically".

However, England made a statement in their first group game and got on their knees before kick-off.

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Source: merkur

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