Armband row adds extra pressure on players, Germany’s Bierhoff says

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German football federation (DFB) director Oliver Bierhoff believes the debate around the One Love campaign at the World Cup in Qatar is adding an extra burden on the players. “It’s really annoying. FIFA says it’s about football. It’s about the players being able to prepare well,” Bierhoff said in a joint statement with DFB President Bernd Neuendorf on Tuesday. A group of European nations had agreed to wear a multi-coloured One Love captain’s armband during the games in Qatar, where same-sex relationships are illegal, but backed down amid threats of sporting sanctions from football governing bo…

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