FIFA penalized the German team in yet another issue during the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar for failing to send a player to their pre-match news conference against Spain in the second round of the Group E match.

The German team has been fined 10,000 Swiss Francs, according to a statement released by FIFA on Tuesday.

Hansi Flick, the coach of Germany, had declined to send a player to the news conference because he wanted them to concentrate on the game versus Spain.

In the last round of Group E matches, Germany is getting ready to play Costa Rica. Germany declined to send a player to the pre-match news conference before their match against Spain, and FIFA responded by fining them.

The 2014 World Cup champions, who are currently competing in the Qatar World Cup 2022, are having a difficult time after they were punished by FIFA after drawing 1-1 with Spain in Group E.

FIFA reportedly fined Hansi Flick’s squad 10,000 Swiss Francs for refusing to send a player to the pre-match press conference before the match against Spain. This is according to a report from IANS.

In order to keep his team’s attention on the game versus Spain, Germany coach Flick had refused to send a player to the news conference.  Germany, who has played two games and has only earned one point, has to defeat Costa Rica in their last group game to have a chance of moving on to the round of 16.