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German FA calls off matches with China under-20 team after protests

In a statement released on Friday, the German football association (DFB) announced that the games would be rescheduled for 2018 and that talks would take place between them and their Chinese counterparts in order explore how to move forward.

“To the regret of all parties involved, the project has not received the broad approval that had been expected,” the DFB said.

“In fact, the project was used by a handful of spectators to send messages that were considered hurtful by the Chinese team, officials, the Chinese Football Association’s support staff and Chinese spectators.”

Protests in opening match

The first of the arranged matches, against TSV…
Deutsche Welle: – Sports

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