Germany coach Hansi Flick says crew was not distracted by protest throughout loss to Japan

Hansi Flick denied that Germany’s pregame armband protest and authorized motion in opposition to FIFA was a distraction after the Germans slumped to a shock 2-1 loss in opposition to Japan of their World Cup opener on Wednesday.

“No, we received’t resort to utilizing excuses,” Flick mentioned when requested if his gamers had misplaced focus after the “OneLove” rainbow armband debate dominated the buildup to the match. “That might be too simple for us.”

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