2022-11-24 16:35:05

Berhalter sidesteps FIFA sanction controversy: Our focus is on the game

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By Roddy Cons

One of the main talking points from the first few days of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has been the controversy surrounding the illegality of homosexuality and human rights issues in the host country. England, Germany, Wales and the Netherlands are amongst the nations who have ultimately chosen not to wear the One Love armband after being threatened with fines by FIFA and even on-field sanctions, including yellow cards. The rainbow armband, which has been used in other international tournaments, had been proposed as a show of support for the LGBTIQ+ community. In the Germans case, their players complained about being censored and protested by covering their mouths during the team photograph before their 2-1 defeat to Japan at Khalifa Stadium on Wednesday.

The debate also came up during the USMNTs press conference at the Qatar 2022 World Cup Main Media Center on the eve of their match against England in Al Bayt.Everyone has the right to choose the way in which to express their opinions. Weve been working on it ourselves since 2020. In all honestly, were in business mode right now. For us, our focus is on the game, on how to beat England and our next opponents, USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter told the media.

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