German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn't threaten Euro 2024 bid
The under-pressure president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, has told AFP he is confident the controversy over Mesut Ozil's international retirement will not have a negative impact on Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.
German FA boss rejects Ozil racism charge, but admits mistake
The chief of the German Football Association (DFB) on Thursday rejected accusations of racism by Mesut Ozil, but admitted he should have done more to protect the midfielder against discriminatory abuse.
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…
Germany offers players €350,000 each for 2018 World Cup title
The German Football Association (DFB) announced yesterday that each member of its squad will receive a €350,000 bonus should Germany defend its World Cup title next year in Russia, reports AFP.