Mesut Ozil quits German national team in spat over photo - News Summed Up

Mesut Ozil quits German national team in spat over photo


At the time, the head of Germany's soccer federation, Reinhard Grindel, accused the players — whose families came to Germany from Turkey — of allowing themselves to be “exploited” by Erdogan for political purposes. Some German politicians questioned Ozil and Gundogan's loyalty to Germany and suggested they should be removed from the national squad ahead of the World Cup.


Source: Los Angeles Times July 22, 2018 21:00 UTC



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