The Netherlands will not mirror Germany’s World Cup protest when they face Ecuador on Friday, coach Louis van Gaal has said.
The gesture followed Fifa threatening the players with a booking for wear the OneLove armband during matches in Qatar.
“No,” Van Gaal replied when asked if his team was planning a protest.
“We put an end to all the political issues last Thursday. We have that goal and we’re not going to see it tarnished by the actions of Fifa, or any other organization.
“But I’ve already answered – I think that’s enough.”
The Netherlands launched the OneLove campaign ahead of Euro 2020 to promote diversity and inclusion, and as a message against discrimination.
“We paid a lot of attention to it. [OneLove]”, said defender Denzel Dumfries. “Over the past few weeks, we have really talked about it a lot. But we came to Qatar to play football. That’s what we focus on.
“We said what we had to say, and from now on we have to focus on football.”
The Netherlands beat Senegal 2-0 in their opening game of the 2022 World Cup.
Barcelona striker Memphis Depay came on for the game after two months out with a hamstring injury.
“He played 30 minutes and the next step would be 45 minutes,” Van Gaal said.
“The injury he has made it so difficult to decide when he can start. But he is an amazing player and so I put my principles aside because I consider him extremely important for my team.
“I explained that to the players, that I’m doing all of this for Memphis, and the players accepted that.”