NAfter a corona case was reported in the German national team on Tuesday morning, it only took a few minutes until the social networks showed that football is a fairly reliable indicator of the mood in the country. In this case: for the polarizations in the German vaccination debate. The fact that Niklas Süle, a player who had been vaccinated twice, became infected with the virus, and that is why the unvaccinated Joshua Kimmich and three other professionals (Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Kerim Adeyemi) were quarantined by the health department, was grist on the mills of those who refuse or be skeptical of the vaccinations.

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And those who, in view of the rising incidence values, are urgently hoping for increasing vaccination rates, see themselves strengthened in their demands for more far-reaching 2G regulations, including compulsory vaccination. When the press conference of the German Football Association on the Corona situation around the national team finally began with a few minutes delay at lunchtime, DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff apologized for the delay, apparently for precisely this reason: “We just had a team meeting, it took a little longer. “

You can be sure: Even among the best football players in the country, the same discussions are being held as everywhere in the country. There is a need for discussion – and possibly a need for action. The DFB had to expel Bayern players Süle, Kimmich, Gnabry and Musiala as well as Adeyemi from the quarter and send them home. Four other players, who also traveled with Süle from Munich to Wolfsburg on Monday, were allowed to stay with the national team.

No information on vaccination status

According to Bierhoff, they now receive “special care”, they did not have to be in quarantine. The players who were allowed to stay must be tested regularly. “You will sit at a table in isolation within the group or drive up to training occasionally,” said Bierhoff. During the course of the day, FC Bayern reported the next corona case with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, meaning that four of the record champions’ players are now in quarantine.


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