Germany supervisor Hansi Flick defied FIFA guidelines as he sat alone for the press convention forward of their essential Group E conflict in opposition to Spain on Sunday.
The FIFA guidelines recommend a participant alongside the supervisor should seem at a press convention the day earlier than a sport, however Flick instructed his gamers to give attention to coaching.
Since all media briefings should be at FIFA’s predominant media centre in Doha, the German coach needed to journey over 200 km from their Al Shamal coaching base for the pre-match press convention.
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“We are able to’t anticipate a participant to return alongside and drive for 3 hours. It’s a vital match so I instructed them I’m going to return and do it by myself,” Germany’s supervisor instructed the reporters.
The absence of a participant will price Germany a giant high quality however Flick is simply anxious concerning the well-being of his gamers.
“Each participant within the 26 is necessary so I requested them to not come alongside as a result of it will be significant they dedicate power to the coaching session.
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“We’re disillusioned. We now have an excellent media centre [at the training ground] and it might have been potential for a participant [to come] if the press convention had been held nearer.”
Based on The Guardian, “The DFB, Germany’s soccer federation requested to relocate the press convention however FIFA refused, fearing it might set an inconvenient precedent.”
The four-time World Cup champions have been upset by Japan 2-1 on Wednesday.
“We’re optimistic,” stated Flick.
“We now have to be courageous and consider in our high quality. We need to stick with our sport as a result of we’ve the standard. We belief the workforce. We’re constructive and simply actually need to see that we strategy this sport on Sunday in opposition to Spain positively.
“It’s merely necessary to cope with defeats, but additionally to clear your head and give attention to the brand new process, and that’s our aim, to get the workforce to the purpose the place they naturally consider that they will push this factor in the best path on Sunday.”
Spain, in the meantime, has solely misplaced as soon as in its earlier seven matches in opposition to Germany. This would be the fifth assembly between the groups on the World Cup and Spain gained the final outing, 1-0 within the semifinals of the 2010 match.