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Football's soullessness laid bare

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Football is not even hiding it anymore. The decision for Germany to play Ukraine in the Nations League in Leipzig despite five COVID-19 cases being confirmed in the Ukraine camp the night before is proof that football operates by another set of rules.

This game matters because of seedings and rankings, and because Germany's FA is desperate for a financial boost after a year of more financial irregularities and decreasing interest in their men's team. But at what point do we take a step back and look at what is happening?

Toni Kroos said this week that he felt like a "UEFA puppet" and that players were not consulted on the matter of new competitions. Given that........

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