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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

German FA chief admits Mesut Ozil needed more support over ‘racist attacks’

The under-fire president of the German Football Association (DFB), admitted on Sunday that he should have given Mesut Ozil more support when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".
Arsenal player Mesut Ozil (C) attends training session with team mates during their pre-season tour for the International Champions Cup match in Singapore on July 25, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Roslan RAHMAN

Reinhard Rauball: Mesut Ozil retirement storm sparks ‘unprecedented’ reaction in Germany

The scale and impact of Mesut Ozil's international retirement is unprecedented, according to German Football Federation (DFB) vice-president Reinhard Rauball.
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Turkish minister hails Mesut Ozil’s Germany resignation

Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of a Turkish Minister hailing “a goal against the virus of fascism”.
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Thiago Silva tips Neymar to follow Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani with last-16 heroics

Thiago Silva hopes Neymar can emulate the pair’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mappe in inspiring their country through to the World Cup quarter-finals.
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German FA concede World Cup exit was deserved

The German Football Association (DFB) has apologised to the nation the morning after Joachim Low's side were sensationally knocked out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea.

World Cup: Super Eagles can succeed in Russia – Taribo West

Former Nigeria centre-back Taribo West says the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.

Gernot Rohr hopes Kevin Akpoguma will choose Nigeria over Germany

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes former German youth international Kevin Akpoguma decides to play for his team.

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