2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
4th in FIFA World Cup
How the relationship between Ozil and Germany broke down (3:07)
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4hStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent, and Mattias Karen, Arsenal correspondent

Ozil quits Germany national team, citing racism

Mesut Ozil was heavily criticised for a picture with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London ahead of the World Cup.

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3dAustin Lindberg, General Editor, ESPN FC

Gotze: No WC hangover for Bundesliga Germans

Germany endured a humiliating group-stage exit at the World Cup, but Mario Gotze doesn't expect their poor form to carry over to club football.

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5dGlenn Price, Liverpool correspondent

Klopp: I never thought about Germany job

Jurgen Klopp says he "never thought" about the Germany job and supports the decision for Joachim Low to remain in the post after the World Cup.

World Cup stock report: Who's up, who's down (6:33)
Extra Time: Best World Cup final? Kane lucky? (8:13)
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10dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

Germany's Low must adapt to win again - Lahm

Philipp Lahm has urged Germany coach Joachim Low to revamp his leadership style if he hopes to lead the team to success once again.

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12dMattias Karen, Arsenal correspondent

Ozil affected by Turkey president fallout - Wenger

Germany were knocked out of the group stage in Russia and Ozil received criticism for a controversial photo with the Turkish president.

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14dESPN

Ozil owes fans Erdogan explanation - DFB chief

Mesut Ozil must explain his meeting with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Germany fans, said the head of the German football federation.

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14dStephen Uersfeld

Berlin's near-deserted fan park

Four years ago, over 400,000 people welcomed Germany's World Cup-winning squad at the Fanmeile Berlin. Today, it looks a completely different place.

Matthaus: Germany missed Leroy Sane (1:01)
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19dStephan Uersfeld

Germany to stick with Low after World Cup exit

Joachim Low will continue as Germany coach, despite the country's shock exit from the 2018 World Cup, and wants to see out his contract until 2022.

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20dStephan Uersfeld

Russia fan in Germany celebrates with AK-47

The 39-year-old is now facing charges for violation of the War Weapons Control Act, an offence punishable with a prison term of up to five years.

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22dRaphael Honigstein

Will Ozil continue to play for Germany?

Having been criticised for on- and off-pitch reasons, Mesut Ozil has become a scapegoat. What happens next is crucial for the German national team.

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23dGabriele Marcotti

World Cup is delivering on its promise

Whether you like VAR or not -- the facts show it's working in Russia -- it's hard to argue against the fact that the 2018 World Cup has delivered.

2018 World Cup: Record-breaking Group Stage (1:14)
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24dESPN

World Cup fan faces in photos

The World Cup has been superb on the pitch but equally brilliant off it thanks to the rich, vibrant and merry travelling fans who came to party.

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24dRaphael Honigstein

Germany failed to balance harmony, competitiveness

There was no rift, there were no warring factions. Ultimately, Germany's group-stage exit came down to a lack of communication and accountability.

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference-2Tied-20th
Goals Scored2Tied-21st
Assists2Tied-17th
Goals Conceded4Tied-8th