Germany sit third in Group E after one round of matches following their surprise 2-1 loss to Japan on Wednesday, so picking up points against Spain - coming off a 7-0 victory over Costa Rica - will be essential. Germany made headlines when they covered their mouths for the team photo before the Japan match in a protest to highlight they felt silenced by FIFA. The events resulted in German supermarket chain Rewe deciding to waive its advertising rights with the German Football Association earlier this week.
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Serbian soccer federation was charged by FIFA on Saturday for hanging a political banner about neighboring independent state Kosovo in the locker room before playing Brazil at the World Cup. It showed a map of Serbia that included the territory of its former province, which has been an independent state for nearly 15 years, and the slogan “No Surrender.” Photos circulated of the banner draped over the lockers of Milos Veljkovic and Andrija Zivkovic ahead of the team’s 2-0