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Germany players cover mouths in protest for World Cup photo

Update : 23 Nov 2022, 19:55

Germany's players covered their mouths during the team photo before their World Cup opener against Japan on Wednesday in an apparent protest over FIFA's refusal to allow rainbow-themed armbands.

Captains of seven European teams had planned to wear the anti-discrimination armbands as part of a campaign for diversity during the tournament in Qatar, but backed down over the threat of disciplinary action from world football's governing body.

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