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Germany’s national team will no longer appear under the well-known slogan – a decision with an announcement.


Soon no longer to be read on the bands

The obsolete slogan of the German national team.

IMAGO/Press photo Baumann

While the German women’s national team inspires the nation with attractive football and has advanced to the final at the European Championships, the supposed jewel of the German Football Association (DFB) has an image problem with the “team”.

For some time now, fans have been protesting against this designation. Even national coach Hansi Flick does not believe “that this name decides on success or failure”. BVB managing director Joachim Watzke called the nickname “too aloof”.

removed from the base

The discussion about the name suffix of the 2014 world champion distracts from the fact that the problems in the association are deeper: At least since the summer fairy tale affair, in which allegations of bribery regarding the awarding of the 2006 World Cup finals were made public.

Even supposed benefits such as self-painted T-shirts with the inscription “Human Rights” recently turned out to be well-intentioned PR campaigns.

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