2022-11-24 16:51:06

'We're here to win World Cup' – Van Gaal says Dutch won't follow Germany protests

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By Ben Hayward

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says there will be no protests from his players like the one made by Germany on Wednesday because the Oranje are in Qatar 'to be world champion'.

Germany's players were photographed ahead of their 2-1 defeat against Japan on Wednesday with their hands over their mouths to signal that they would not be silenced after pressure from FIFA to stop the European nations from wearing the OneLove armband.

Netherlands' captain Virgil van Dijk had also been due to wear the armband, which stands for tolerance, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, until a last-minte U-turn from the six European nations ahead of their opening matches.

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