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Joachim Loew blocked from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal training

Germany head coach Joachim Loew was reportedly blocked from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal’s training ground on Monday to discuss the midfielder’s fiery retirement from international duty.
(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

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil ‘shying away’ from Germany exit discussions

Germany national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff still hopes to speak with Mesut Ozil to understand his reasons for walking away from international competition in July.

Germany coach presents reform plans after World Cup flop

Germany coach Joachim Loew has presented “very convincing” reform plans for the national team following its failure to get past the group stage of the World Cup, federation boss Reinhard Grindel said.

Five key dates in the Mesut Ozil saga

After the stunning announcement of Mesut Ozil's retirement from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup, we look at the key moments that culminated in his bombshell announcement on Sunday evening.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - Getty Images

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: German federation bosses are ‘amateurs’

Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Friday ripped into bosses at Germany’s football federation, calling them “amateurs” over their handling of the squad’s disastrous World Cup campaign.
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If I was Mesut Ozil, I’d retire from international duty – father

Mesut Ozil’s father Mustafa has said that he would retire from international duty with Germany if he was in his son's shoes.
Oliver Bierhoff says Mesut Ozil meeting with President Erdogan was a distraction in German camp - AFP

Oliver Bierhoff: Joachim Low and I are part of Germany’s World Cup problems

Oliver Bierhoff described Germany's management team as "part of the problem" as he admitted his shared responsibility with head coach Joachim Low to address the national team's shortcomings.
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Germany’s Oliver Bierhoff admits mistakes over Mesut Ozil at World Cup

In the wake of their shock World Cup exit, Germany team boss Oliver Bierhoff has said Mesut Ozil should have been dropped over a pre-tournament scandal involving Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Jurgen Klinsmann: Germany complacent and not hungry enough

Germany were "complacent" and "not hungry enough" as they suffered a shock World Cup exit, their former striker and manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said.
Germany's Joachim Low

Germany’s Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit

Joachim Low is set for showdown talks with German FA chief Reinhard Grindel about his future as Germany coach following the group-stage exit from the World Cup.

Defending champions Germany arrive in Russia for World Cup

Germany landed in Moscow on Tuesday to attempt to successfully defend their World Cup title and hoping to leave the political controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan behind them.

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan could influence Germany head coach Joachim Low's team selection, according to Oliver Bierhoff.

Injured Mesut Ozil to miss Germany’s final World Cup warm-up

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's final warm-up match on Friday with a knee injury, but the attacking midfielder's participation in the World Cup is not in danger, according to the German football federation.

Germany stunned by Austria in Manuel Neuer’s return to action

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his comeback from a nine-month injury break on Saturday but was unable to prevent the world champions suffering a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria.

Joachim Loew to decide Manuel Neuer’s World Cup fate on Sunday

Joachim Loew has said he will only decide on Sunday whether to take Germany’s captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the World Cup after eight months sidelined by injury.

Germany coaching staff gather support for Loris Karius after error

Germany’s coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday.

Joachim Loew extends contract as Germany coach until 2022

In the post since 2006, Loew, 58, who steered Germany to their 2014 World Cup triumph, has signed a two-year extension to take him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Mesut Ozil joins Germany injury list, but vows to be at World Cup

Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia.

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