. It was a response to the ban on wearing a rainbow armband with the inscription One Love by the captain of the German team – Manuel Neuer. It was supposed to draw attention to the problem of discrimination against LGBT people in Qatar. Meanwhile, the Germans lost their first match at the World Cup, so it was not without malice.
The Qatari responded to the Germans. They also put on wristbands
The first response of the Qataris to the German manifestation could be observed during the match. In the VIP box sat the German Minister of the Interior – Nancy Faeser and it was she who put on the rainbow band that Neuer was forbidden to wear. Qatari sheikhs also had their armbands prepared – drawing attention to the issues of Palestine, which has been fighting for independence from Israel for years. The Palestinian minority is discriminated against there, and there are bloody conflicts between the two sides.
Qatari Journalist Taunted Germans: “That’s What Happens When…”
After the match, the Qatari journalist Mohammed Al Kaabi decided to stick a pin in the German national team. “This is what happens when you don’t focus on pica,” he tweeted, posting two photos, one of players covering their mouths and one of the result of the Germany-Japan game. Let’s focus on football! Don’t let football be drawn into every ideological or political battle that exists. Apparently, Al Kaabi suggested that the Germans focused too much on manifesting their views and forgot to do their job on the pitch.
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. In the first half, Hansi Flick’s team had full control and led with Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty kick. After the break, they were unable to increase their advantage, which was taken advantage of by Japan in the end. Goals from Doan and Asano gave her a completely unexpected win. Germany will face Spain (November 27) and Costa Rica (December 1) in the group stage.