Berlin: The former head of the German football federation Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder said in an interview published on Friday that national team players should sing the national anthem or risk not been picked.
"The coach (Joachim Loew) has to make singing the national anthem compulsory," he was quoted as saying in an interview with the Bild daily. "He (Loew) has always said that he can't force them to. But I think it's possible.
"He should say to a player that he has to sing otherwise he will not be picked."