The German national team players were absent from the press conference that preceded the fateful confrontation that brought them together with the Spanish national team, Sunday, November 27, in the second round of Group E competitions of the "Qatar 2022" World Cup.
After the shocking fall to Japan 1-2 in the first round and the criticism directed at the players and their coach Hansi Flick, the latter decided to attend the press conference alone so that one of the players would not incur the hardship of traveling a long distance in order to reach the media center from the "Manshaft" headquarters.
Flick said in the press conference, "There will be no player here with us. Our journey took 3 hours and a very important match awaits us, so I told them I will come alone."
The 4-time world champions chose the Al-Ruwais area as their headquarters, and they exercised in the north, which is more than an hour's drive from the World Cup media center, where all special press conferences are held on the eve of the matches.
The German Football Association had asked the International Federation to be allowed to hold press conferences, in his camp, in order to avoid the hardship of traveling more than two hours to and fro for the coach and one of his players.