German FA boss admits 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". "I should have positioned myself more clearly given the racist attacks from some corners and should have put myself in front of Mesut Ozil," Reinhard…
Ozil's claims of racism in German camp 'nonsense', says Kroos
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was "out of order" to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month.
Race-row Ozil fires Arsenal to big win over PSG
Mesut Ozil fired Arsenal to a 5-1 friendly win over Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday as he cast aside a turbulent week after quitting Germany's national team claiming racism.
'So much love': Ozil thanks Arsenal fans after Germany racism row
Mesut Ozil thanked Arsenal fans for their "love" at a pre-season friendly after a torrid week following his racism allegations against Germany's football body.
Erdogan accused of using Ozil saga to push Turkey's Euro 2024 bid
German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil's controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024 -- and weaken Germany's.
Ozil has 'respect of every player', says Arsenal boss
Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany's national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country.
German FA rejects Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s racism claim
Germany’s football association (DFB) has “emphatically rejected” allegations of racism from Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil but says it could have done more to protect him from abuse. Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from international football, citing “racism and disrespect” within German football. The midfielder says he received hate mail and threats, and was blamed for Germany’s…
German FA denies Ozil's racism accusations
The German Football Association (DFB) has denied racial abuse claims made by Mesut Ozil on Sunday in his announcement that he has retired from international football. Ozil alleged that he had been racially abused in several occasions by the German FA, notably the president Reinhard Grindel. "We reject the notion that the DFB is associated…
Arsenal shades DFB, welcomes Ozil
After midfielder Mesut Ozil retired from international football on Sunday evening, Arsenal put out a tweet that looked like a subtle dig at the German Football Federation (DFB). The London club tweeted about how their diversity makes them a special club followed with the word together and the hashtag #ArsenalforEveryone. https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/1021378575579033600 Ozil hit out at…
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. - Erdogan meeting - The fiasco started on May 13 when Ozil and fellow Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan…