FIFA will not penalize Germany for the statement the team made before the duel with Japan at the World Cup. The Germans held their hands to their mouths during the team photo.
This action was a protest against FIFA banning the OneLove captaincy. The players of The team tried to portray in such a way that they were silenced by the world football association. For a moment there was fear that FIFA would be unrelenting and hand out a penalty, but that is not the case.
Incidentally, Germany surprisingly lost the match against Japan 1-2. Lothar Matthäus, former international of the Germans, thinks that this was partly due to the statement the players made before the match. “They were distracted by peripheral issues,” he said.
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