Niclas Füllkrug (2nd from left) describes FIFA's behavior as a
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Of: Florian Schimak

FIFA bans the wearing of the “One Love” bandage at the 2022 World Cup. Niclas Füllkrug, the first DFB star, has now commented on this.

Munich/Doha – It starts on Wednesday DFB team in the World Cup 2022. At 2:00 p.m. (CET), the national coach will leave for the team Hansi Flick at the start against Japan. Captain Manuel Neuer will not lead the team onto the field with the “One Love” armband.

Name: Niclas Filling Pitcher
Birthday: February 9, 1993 (29 years old)
Club: SV Werder Bremen
Position: center forward
Internationals (goals): 1 (1)
Market value: 5 million (source:

World Cup 2022 and the “One Love” scandal: the first DFB star comments on the FIFA ban

Due to the threat of sanctions from FIFA, not only Germany but also the other associations are now refraining from the bandage. The day after the scandal, however, the first DFB star commented on the situation. Niclas Füllkrug has condemned FIFA’s ban on the “One Love” armband at the desert tournament in Qatar as a “disappointing decision”.

Niclas Füllkrug (2nd from left) describes FIFA’s behavior as a “disappointing decision”. © IMAGO / Ulmer/Team photo

“Even if we have to do without the bandage, we will continue to stand up for our values,” said the Werder Bremen striker Augsburg General. In addition, the attacker described it as important “not to settle the dispute between the associations on the backs of the players”.

World Cup 2022: The topic of human rights was much discussed in the DFB team

The subject of human rights was fundamentally discussed a lot in the DFB selection. “We are all aware of the circumstances and condemn them. You have to say it so clearly. That’s totally unacceptable, but the power to really change these things is in other hands,” said the 29-year-old, adding: “We can draw attention to things, we can point the finger, talk about it – but the decisions are made by others.”

FIFA’s action had made waves. Among other things, demanded a Olympic champion the DFB team to leave at the World Cup. An ex-national player, on the other hand took an entirely different view.

DFB team runs without a “One Love” armband – Sané is missing against Japan

Before the game against Japan in Doha, the DFB team has to cope with a sporting loss. Leroy Sané misses the start due to a knee injury. It is not yet known if and when the Bayern star will be available again. (smk/sid)

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