Minister Faeser joins DFB criticism as basketball heroes return home

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German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser on Tuesday joined the critics on an ill-timed statement by the nation’s football federation DFB that coach Hansi Flick was sacked, just minutes before Germany won the basketball World Cup for the first time. “That annoyed me as well. It was such a nice moment on Sunday, you only wanted to enjoy it. The timing of the statement was not really favourable,” Faeser said. The DFB had announced the sacking of Flick less than 20 minutes before Germany won the historic World Cup title by beating Serbia 83-77 in the final in Manila. The DFB timing had caused a socia…

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