2022-11-24 14:34:01

Yeah, but then they lost... – Eden Hazard criticises Germany for protesting ahead of World Cup 2022 defeat to Japan

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By Ed Mc Cambridge

Belgium captain Eden Hazard has taken aim at Germany for protesting FIFA's policy over OneLove armbands instead of focusing on football.

The Real Madrid forward claims World Cup 2022 stars are not in Qatar to take political stances but to play the game, and inferred that Germany would have been better off focusing on beating Japan.

Hansi Flick's side slumped to a shock defeat against the Asian nation, after protesting against FIFA in the build up to the game. His players had been angered by the decision to ban captain Manuel Neuer from wearing his OneLove captain armband, in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

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