German team cover mouths in protest against FIFA

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Germany’s players covered their mouths with their right hands when they lined up for the pre-game photo for the World Cup match against Japan on Wednesday in a protest against ruling body FIFA prohibiting them from using a One Love armband. “Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice. We stand by our position,” the team said in a statement following the protest. Germany’s Manuel Neuer and six other European captains had planned to wear the multi-coloured armbands in support of all kinds of diversity at the tournament in Qatar, which has been criticized over its human rights recor…

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