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2nd in UEFA Nations League
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Lahm heads Germany bid to host Euro 2024

Lahm is currently a bid ambassador, with the German candidacy competing with Turkey for Euro 2024. UEFA are set to pick the winning bid on Sept. 27.


Germany drop 14 places in FIFA rankings

Germany's exit in the group stage of the World Cup has dropped them to 15th in FIFA's world rankings -- their lowest position in more than a decade.

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10dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

Players back Ozil with anti-racism T-shirts

Players for Malatyaspor wore shirts in support of former Germany international Mesut Ozil before a friendly on Saturday.

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11dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

Mario Gomez retires from Germany duty

Striker Mario Gomez is retiring from international football after Germany's first-round exit from the World Cup.

Extra Time: Best CB ever, Mourinho obsession and more (10:30)
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13dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

Ozil issue 'exhausting' but understood - Neuer

Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Mesut Ozil's decision to retire from international competition is his own choice.

Neuer: German players must move on from World Cup exit (0:32)
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14dSam Marsden, Barcelona correspondent

Ter Stegen: 'Tough' not playing in WC disaster

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is ready to take on more responsibility at Barcelona after the disappointment of sitting out Germany's disastrous World Cup.

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14dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

German FA hires PR firm amid controversies

The German football association (DFB) has hired a crisis PR agency amid claims of racism, calls for restructuring and the World Cup exit.

Rummenigge: The spirit in the Germany team wasn't good (1:24)
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#MeTwo: Ozil's racism claims spark movement

Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media in support of Ozil.

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21dMark Lovell, Bayern Munich correspondent

German chief admits errors in handling Ozil case

Germany FA president Reinhard Grindel rejected allegations of racism but admitted mistakes in handling Mesut Ozil's national team status.

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22dMark Ogden, Senior Writer, ESPN FC

Klopp faults social media after Karius, Ozil abuse

Jurgen Klopp told ESPN FC his "smartest decision in life was not to use social media" after seeing the treatment toward Loris Karius and Mesut Ozil.

Klopp: Neither side right in Ozil saga (0:58)
Hislop: Hoeness cowardly to use Ozil as Germany scapegoat (4:40)
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23dEren Sarigul, ESPN.com writer

Erdogan blasts 'unacceptable' Ozil treatment

Ozil, 29, withdrew from international football and said that "racism and disrespect" directed towards himself and his family was a major factor.

24dMark Lovell, Bayern Munich correspondent

Matthaus: Ozil's Germany tenure already 'over'

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has told ESPN FC that Mesut Ozil will not be missed following his international retirement.