German team’s gesture of silence

The World

Japan upset Germany in World Cup soccer today. Before the match, Germany made a statement by taking a team photo with its players covering their mouths. The symbolism, according to German coach Hansi Flick, is "to convey the message that FIFA is silencing teams." Host Marco Werman explains.

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