Germany’s Müller criticises FIFA over armband issue but backs team

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Veteran Germany forward Thomas Müller has attacked the ruling football body FIFA but also defended his team in connection with the now outlawed One Love armband at the World Cup. In a lengthy Instagram post on the eve of Germany’s opener against Japan on Wednesday, Müller said that “FIFA’s position as well as the way of communication on the armband ban is not understandable for us in any way.” Germany’s Manuel Neuer and six other European team captains had planned to wear the One Love armband at the Qatar tournament in a statement of support for diversity in all aspects. The seven backtracked …

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