dhe German Football Association has redesigned the look of the number 4 on the national shirt following criticism of the design. National player Bibiane Schulze Solano, who was substituted at halftime, wore the jersey with the new number on Friday afternoon in the DFB's 3-2 victory against Austria in Linz.

“We are very happy that it worked, FIFA has already approved it,” the DFB said on Saturday, referring to the world football association. The German Football Federation announced a change last Monday in collaboration with its partner 11teamsports.

Given the short time left before the women's team's European Championship qualifying match, work has already begun on Tuesday, according to reports.

Last weekend, the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas and the DFB adjusted the sale of jerseys. The number 44 in the background in the old design recalled the runes of the Schutzstaffel SS of the National Socialist era.

On Monday afternoon it was no longer possible to personalize the shirts with your own name and number in the Adidas store and the DFB suspended the delivery of ordered combinations with the number 44 in its own online store.

The old design of the 4 on the DFB shirts.

The old design of the 4 on the DFB shirts.

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