The German football association DFB has two staff members of the Mannschaft currently non-active. Team leader, Georg Behlau and Ulrich Voigt of the media department, misbehaving himself Saturday after the hard-won victory in injury time to Sweden (2-1). They celebrated the winning hit in overtime of Toni Duckweed to the bank of Sweden to run and to cheer.
It led to angry reactions and a lot of turmoil down the line. The usually quiet coach Janne Andersson was so angry, that he will be the Germans almost aanvloog. “We have 95 minutes, fought on the field. As the final whistle sounds, you give each other a hand and go your way”, said Andersson. “But some Germans did not behave in a decent way and rubbed it in.”
Reinhard Grindel, president of the DFB, offered direct apologies to his Swedish colleague. The disciplinary committee of FIFA has opened an investigation. Regardless of the outcome thereof, the DFB themselves have already done. The two affected staff members may Wednesday not in the stadium show during the last team contest against South Korea.