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BREMEN, GERMANY - JUNE 12: Kai Havertz of Germany celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the International Friendly match between Germany and Ukraine at Wohninvest Weserstadion on June 12, 2023 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Kai Havertz gets Germany despite criticism from Arsenal fans

Kai Havertz, the Arsenal midfielder, has been selected for Germany's upcoming match against Japan in Wolfsburg. The call-up comes at a critical juncture for Havertz who has faced recent scrutiny from Arsenal fans.
Per Mertesacker in attendance at Arsenal's u21 game vs Reading (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Per Mertesacker in contention for German Sports Director job

Per Mertesacker remains in contention for the German national team sports director job, according to a report from Germany.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Close Up of the Captains 1 Love (One Love) armband of Germany during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Germany and Hungary at Red Bull Arena on September 23, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Germany consider legal action over FIFA OneLove armband ban

The German Football Association (DFB) are considering taking legal action against FIFA after the sport's governing body banned teams from wearing a OneLove captain's armband.
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UEFA forced into LGBTQ+ rainbow armband climbdown

UEFA have been forced to close down an investigation into Manuel Neuer's rainbow armband after it was decided the rainbow is not political but a symbol for diversity.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil: I will never play for them again

Mesut Ozil has said he will never play for Germany again as he looks forward to his new life in Turkey.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

DFB general secretary finally admits they made mistakes with Mesut Özil

DFB general secretary Friedrich Curtis admits the German football organisation made mistakes with the way they handled Mesut Özil in 2018.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Bernd Leno to play live on Twitch on Sunday

Bernd Leno's eSports team, creatively named 'Leno eSports,' play live on Twitch on Sunday evening against a DFB selection and the man himself is playing one of the games.

German FA make moves to help transgender fans

The German FA recently took the step of introducing unisex toilets to help ease the struggles of transgender people at their games.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil: Maligned and misunderstood or mischief-maker?

Mesut Ozil continues to divide opinion, be it about his football, personality or nationality. So what is the problem? How did an entire nation seemingly turn on their star in one summer?  Is that behind his strange season at Arsenal?

Mesut Ozil thanks Boateng for support

Mesut Ozil has thanked Jerome Boateng after the player backed him following this summer’s events.

Joachim Low expresses disappointment in Mesut Ozil

Germany manager Joachim Low has expressed his disappointment that Mesut Ozil didn’t bother to contact him before retiring from international football but seems not to care that the player felt discriminated against because of his race.

Per Mertesacker doesn’t accept Mesut Ozil’s racism claims

Per Mertesacker has become the latest white, single-nationality German player to deny there is any racism in the German camp in comments that are very disappointing.

Mesut Ozil accusations of racism justified as DFB president admits failures

Reinhard Grindel has admitted he should have done more to protect Mesut Ozil from racist attacks that many Bayern Munich people don’t think are a problem.

Brandt: The Erdogan controversy didn’t distract us, Özil isn’t why we went out

It may have taken over a month, but finally one of Özil's Germany teammates has spoken out in his defence, and insisted the 29-year-old isn't to blame for their poor tournament.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Fans hold demonstration against media treatment of Özil as he loses sponsor

150 people held a demonstration against the 'racist' treatment of Mesut Özil by the German media and the DFB, after the player spoke out over it in an Instagram statement.

Why is Mesut Ozil so divisive?

Anyone with an outward eye doesn't need the vilification and subsequent international retirement of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to remind them of how polarised opinions have changed our political landscape across the western world.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Mesut Ozil’s reaction to German racism should be applauded

Mesut Ozil has announced that he will no longer play for the German national team, citing racism as the main reason. I look at why he's right to make this massive move.

Mesut Ozil’s father encourages him to quit Germany after latest attack

The President of the German Football Association (DFB) has demanded that Mesut Ozil explain why he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the World Cup as the Arsenal man continues to be targeted after his country’s failings in Russia and his father says he should quit the national team.

German paper asks if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be removed from Germany...

German newspaper, Morgenpost, have a huge, front page story, asking if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be dropped from the German squad ahead of the World Cup after meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.