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Captain Granit Xhaka of Switzerland said on Wednesday that his team was not obligated to join the mouth-covering protest that Germany initiated in response to FIFA’s position on rainbow-themed armbands.

After Germany scrapped preparations for captain Manuel Neuer to wear the “One Love” armband in the face of FIFA’s threats of on-field disciplinary punishment, the players lined up for a team picture before suffering a shocking 2-1 loss to Japan.

I don’t believe the Swiss team needs to take any action at this time. Xhaka, his team’s captain, told reporters Wednesday that he and his teammates will be focusing only on playing football in Thursday’s first match against Cameroon in Group G.

“We’re not here to teach anybody anything; we’re just here to play football.

At a competition in Qatar, where homosexuality is prohibited, the Swiss captain was scheduled to wear an armband showing solidarity for the LGBTQ community.

Germany’s football association said on Tuesday that it was investigating FIFA’s warning since some of the teams had faced criticism at home for not taking a firmer position against FIFA’s attitude.

The Netherlands’ Davy Klaassen, a midfielder, lauded the Germans after his team was one of seven that caved.

That’s an interesting take on the traditional wristband. “It was a smart approach to go about it,” he told the press.

On Thursday, Klaassen’s squad will play Ecuador in their second Group A encounter

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