DFB rejects criticism after German football team flies to Switzerland

The German football federation (DFB) has pushed back against criticism about a short flight its footballers took from Stuttgart to the Swiss city of Basel.The German national team travelled to Switzerland by chartered plane for their second Nations League match on Sunday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.Electing to fly rather than travel around 260 kilometres by road or rail prompted criticism on social media and from reporters from German broadcaster ZDF who questioned the environmental impact of the flight.The DFB rejected the criticism, saying a bus would not have been possible for the players, a…

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