The German national team repeats its message for human rights. Before the World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg, the players gathered behind a banner with the black, red and gold inscription “Wir für 30” – a renewed reference to the 30 articles of the United Nations’ human rights declaration.
President Fritz Keller from the German Football Association (DFB) applauded in the stands. Before the first qualifying game on the way to the Winter World Cup in Qatar against Iceland (3-0), the national players wore T-shirts with capital letters they had painted and stood up to the message HUMAN RIGHTS (human rights).
Before the duel with Romania (1-0) in Bucharest, they then turned their jerseys with the numbers to the front to draw attention to the human rights charter.
Toni Kroos has criticized the upcoming World Cup hosts with unprecedented clarity and wants to raise his voice for human rights during the final round. “The guest workers have to work nonstop at 50 degrees Celsius, they suffer from a lack of nutrition and a lack of drinking water, which is crazy at the temperatures,” said the Real Madrid midfield star on the podcast “Simply lop” with his brother Felix .
Kroos, who had already left injured before the Iceland game, called the award to the emirate in 2010 “wrong” and also referred to the persecution of homosexuals. Like the DFB, he does not advocate a boycott of the World Cup.