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Germany: Corona case in the team
Before the World Cup qualifier against Iceland on Thursday, the German national team has a corona case. The German Football Association (DFB) confirmed this to the German press agencyafter first the image had reported about it. According to the DFB, one of the 25 players in the squad is affected. The association did not mention the name, the person concerned currently has no symptoms. The game against Iceland should take place as planned.
Norway: criticism of Qatar
Norway’s national team wore t-shirts with the words “Respect – On and off the pitch” on Wednesday before their first World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar. Later the players wore similar shirts with the words “Human rights – On and off the pitch” for the national anthem. They were protesting against the poor human rights situation in Qatar. However, the Norwegian association does not have to expect sanctions from FIFA. The world association does not initiate disciplinary proceedings. The utterance of political messages has been a controversial topic in world football in recent years and has been severely sanctioned in some cases.
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