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'Racism no issue in Germany team' - Muller blames media for Ozil debacle

Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018 by Goal.com50 hits

Thomas Muller is adamant racism has never been a problem in Germany's national team despite Mesut Ozil's perceived persecution, with the Bayern Munich forward also having a pop at the "hypocritical" media. Ozil announced his retirement from international football in July after growing tired of what he felt was racist treatment on behalf of the German Football Federation (DFB), supporters and ...Full Story »

Germany players accept Ozil's retirement - Neuer

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com46 hits

Mesut Ozil's Germany retirement has prompted some angry exchanges, but Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is supportive of the player. Manuel Neuer claims Germany's players have accepted the decision of Mesut Ozil to retire from international duty. Arsenal midfielder Ozil called time on his career with Die Mannschaft after Joachim Low's side saw their defence of the World Cup come to an a...Full Story »

Germany's Reinhard Grindel: 'I should been clear' racism is unacceptable in Mesut Ozil situation

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by ESPN140 hits

Germany football federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel admitted mistakes in the handling of Mesut Ozil's national team status but rejected the player's allegations of racism, saying he has been stung by the criticism following the midfielder's retirement from international competition. Ozil announced his withdrawal from the national team on Sunday, citing what he believed was racist tre...Full Story »

Mesut Ozil retires from Germany citing racism after tensions over Turkish roots

Posted Monday, July 23, 2018 by ESPN104 hits

Germany's Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football Sunday at the age of 29, citing racism and lashing out at the president of the German football federation. The Arsenal midfielder will not add to his 92 caps, 23 goals and 40 assists for his country following political tensions regarding his Turkish roots and being dropped from the starting XI during this summer's World...Full Story »

Picking Mesut Ozil in Germany's World Cup squad might have been a mistake - Bierhoff

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by ESPN87 hits

German Football Association general manager Oliver Bierhoff has admitted it could have been a mistake to take Mesut Ozil to the World Cup amid the controversy involving Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The day before the announcement of Germany's preliminary squad, Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan had their picture taken with Erdogan during the president's visit to London, sparking a barrage of cr...Full Story »

Kevin Trapp gets over Germany World Cup heartache by getting engaged to stunning model Izabel Goulart

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk109 hits

KEVIN TRAPP wasted no time in getting over his Germany World Cup heartache... by getting engaged to stunning model Izabel Goulart. The Paris Saint-Germain stopper, 27, could only watch as his nation finished bottom of Group F with three points but finally has reason to celebrate. Kevin Trapp and Izabel Goulart are now engaged after he popped the question The Germany stopper was quick to put...Full Story »

Low to stay as Germany manager despite World Cup humiliation

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by Goal.com44 hits

The world champions crashed out at the group stage in Russia after defats to Mexico and South Korea, but the DFB have decided to stick by the managerJoachim Low is set to stay on as Germany coach, despite their World Cup humiliation in Russia. The reigning world champions were eliminated at the group stage, finishing bottom of a group comprising Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Despite the wi...Full Story »

Ozil will 'need some time' to get over Germany's early World Cup exit

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Goal.com68 hits

Mesut Ozil says it "hurts so much" for Germany to fall at the World Cup's first hurdle, failing to qualify for the knockout round. Although Germany beat Sweden thanks to a late Toni Kroos free-kick, defeats either side to Mexico and South Korea saw the defending champions finish bottom of Group F. Germany were among the pre-tournament favourites, having triumphed at last year's Confederation...Full Story »

Germany boss Low leaves door open for resignation after 'deserved' World Cup elimination

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com89 hits

Germany boss Low leaves door open for resignation after 'deserved' World Cup elimination The coach took his nation to title glory in 2014 but is now considering his future after a disastrous attempt to defend that titleGermany coach Joachim Low has admitted his team were not good enough to make the knock-out stages after suffering a shock elimination from the 2018 World Cup, while admitting his...Full Story »

Germany’s World Cup exit: What went wrong for the champions?

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com165 hits

Mesut Ozil reacts to Germany's elimination from the 2018 World Cup Germany are out of the World Cup following a dramatic 2-0 defeat by South Korea in their final game in Group F. The defending champions finished bottom and the recriminations will begin. But what exactly went wrong for Joachim Low and his team? The clues were there in the opening game defeat by Mexico and there was further evid...Full Story »

England vs Belgium - England boss seeking win against Belgium after Germany’s ‘surprise’ exit

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA171 hits

England boss Gareth Southgate insists Germany’s shock World Cup exit underlines why he will not be attempting to plot an easier route against Belgium on Thursday.The anticipation for the Kaliningrad clash has tapered off somewhat after the Three Lions’ 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday ensured their progress to the last-16, alongside the Red Devils, with a game to spare.The managers will...Full Story »

Joachim Low ‘shocked’ by Germany’s early World Cup exit

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA41 hits

Germany boss Joachim Low has admitted his shock at the reigning champions’ World Cup exit after a stunning 2-0 defeat by South Korea.The four-time champions finished bottom of Group F after stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min secured a famous victory for the Koreans in a dramatic conclusion in Kazan.It is the first time the Germans have gone out of the finals in the g...Full Story »

Korea dump champions Germany out of the World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA54 hits

Holders Germany were sensationally dumped out of the World Cup after a late VAR review set South Korea on the way to a 2-0 win in their Group F encounter.Kim Young-gwon thought he had fired the Koreans ahead a minute into added time but the goal was initially disallowed for offside. However, after a VAR review showed Germany’s Toni Kroos got the last touch, the decision was overturned.Tott...Full Story »

Super Sweden march on with Mexico as Germany head for home

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA37 hits

Sweden thrashed Mexico 3-0 to top Group F as defending champions Germany incredibly crashed out of the World Cup.Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist, with a penalty, put Sweden in control before Edson Alvarez’s own goal saw the Scandinavians make certain of their place in the second round.Mexico joined them despite the defeat after Germany finished bottom thanks to a shock 2-0 d...Full Story »

Mexico 0 Sweden 3: Duo advance as world champions Germany bow out

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com73 hits

Sweden secured a place in the last 16 of the World Cup by thumping Mexico 3-0 in a pulsating encounter in Ekaterinburg, while defending champions Germany were eliminated. Janne Andersson's side reaped the rewards of a relentless attacking display to secure top spot in Group F, with Mexico following them through as runners-up after Germany's shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea. There were no ling...Full Story »

South Korea 2 Germany 0: Defending champions crash out after Kazan collapse

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com124 hits

Holders Germany sensationally crashed out of the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938 after losing 2-0 to South Korea, with VAR used to award two injury-time goals. Joachim Low's side went into the game needing to match or better Sweden's result against Mexico, but they failed to break down Korea's dogged resistance and were undone at the last as Kim Young-gwon and Son H...Full Story »

Germany's Sebastian Rudy out of World Cup clash with South Korea

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com128 hits

Sebastian Rudy receives treatment after picking up an injury against Sweden Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy has been ruled out of the team's final World Cup group game against South Korea after suffering multiple fractures to his nose. Coach Joachim Low said on Tuesday that Rudy has not recovered after undergoing surgery. Rudy was forced to leave the pitch during Germany's 2-1 win over Swed...Full Story »

Korea Republic vs Germany - Low does not want to leave anything out of Germany’s control

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA133 hits

Joachim Low is determined Germany will prove masters of their own World Cup fate by getting the result they need in their final Group F match against South Korea in Kazan.The reigning champions secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden with a fine strike from Toni Kroos deep into stoppage time, which put them back on course for the last 16 after losing their opening match against Mexico.Germany...Full Story »

Mexico vs Sweden - Sweden smarting over Germany celebrations

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA112 hits

Janne Andersson has once again criticised Germany for the “scornful” celebrations that followed their late winner against his Sweden team last weekend.The Swedes reacted angrily to what they perceived to be overly-exuberant and provocative scenes from their opponents near their dugout following Toni Kroos’ last-gasp winner.Andersson was at the heart of that and, speaking to a p...Full Story »

Germany survive in Sochi but questions remain

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Germany may have lived to fight another day at the World Cup, but questions over Joachim Low, his tactics and his side remain. Immature and naive. That's the best way to describe Germany's performance. Germany may have avoided World Cup elimination at the hands of Sweden in Sochi on Saturday – a last-gasp 2-1 victory via Toni Kroos' stunning set-piece blowing Group F wide open – ...Full Story »

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