The ENGLISH media announced the Croatian national team’s move. The Croatian national team refused to kneel before the start of the friendly match with Belgium.
“The Croatian Football Association believes that all players have the right to express their opinions on such topics and to choose their own behavior. The Football Association respects the position of the Croatian national team and will not impose the obligation to kneel. In the context, it is not a symbol of opposition to racism or discrimination,” HNS explained after the game.
HNS added that kneeling is not part of the UEFA agreement in order to support the BLM (Black Life is Fate) movement, and Croatian players are not obliged to kneel.
Croatia is obviously not the only national team that won’t kneel down. The following is a list of all the national teams of the European Cup and whether they will kneel before the game:
Turkey-no decision, no kneeling in the friendly match
Italy-no decision, no kneeling in the friendly match with the Czech Republic
Switzerland-no decision, no kneeling in friendly matches