Spat about striker at DFB opponents Denmark

Denmark’s national soccer player Nadia Nadim usually wins hearts in her home country.

But now there was trouble for the striker, who was born in Afghanistan and came to Denmark as a child. The reason: In April, Nadim announced that she would be an ambassador for the men’s soccer World Cup in Qatar.

Against the background of criticism of the human rights situation – such as the treatment of homosexuals – in the host country of the World Cup in November, the decision caused a lot of incomprehension in your country. The Danish refugee agency ended its cooperation with Nadim, the football association criticized her, and the media cross-examined her.

No argument in the team – Nadim defends himself

The case is particularly explosive because Nadim’s teammate Pernille Harder is homosexual. “I would have made a different decision,” Harder said. But she denied that there was a stink in the team. “Nadia doesn’t mind that I’m gay, so it’s not weird between us.”

Nadim defends her role as ambassador. She sees them as a “huge opportunity to make a difference.” Despite this, she is hurrying to demonstrate unity in the Danish team ahead of Friday’s encounter with Germany, the group’s opponents in the European Championship: “I have a fantastic relationship with my team-mates.”

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