Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was "out of order" to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month.
'Racism should never, ever be accepted': Full transcript of Mesut Ozil's statement after quitting Germany national team
In a series of statements posted on Sunday on Twitter, Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football. He attacked DFB, its president, fans and the news media, criticising them for what he said was racism and double standards in the treatment of people with Turkish roots.
Joachim Loew will be staying on as coach of the German football team in spite of the defending World Cup champions crashing out of the tournament in the group stage.
Germany coach Joachim Loew stated that far-reaching changes were needed to prevent the national squad's decline after an embarrassing World Cup campaign.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Sportswear giant Adidas believes Germany's premature tournament exit won't affect goal of selling eight million shirts
German sportswear manufacturers Adidas believe that Germany's unexpected exit from the tournament at the group stage will not have an effect on shirt sales in the long run.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexican fans swarm South Korean embassy as Germany's elimination sends North American side to knockouts
Mexican fans swarmed the South Korean embassy in Mexico City after the national football team qualified for the knockout rounds of the World Cup. Mexico's qualification was ensured due to Germany's defeat at the hands of South Korea.
Defending champions Germany dumped out of World Cup after shock loss to South Korea; Brazil ease into knockouts
On day 14 of the FIFA World Cup 2018. defending champions Germany were eliminated after losing to South Korea, while Brazil qualified by putting two goals past Serbia.
FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Not the first time Germany went to Russia unprepared', Twitter reacts to defending champions' shock exit
Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that eliminated them in the opening round for the first time in 80 years.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Defending champions Germany dumped out of tournament after shock defeat to South Korea
Defending champions Germany have been unceremoniously dumped out of the World Cup after losing 2-0 to South Korea. The holders have failed to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since 1938.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Swedish Sports Minister Annika Strandhall wears Jimmy Durmaz jersey to support victim of racial abuse
Swedish Sports Minister Annika Stranhall wore a Jimmy Durmaz jersey and posted pictures of it on her social media to show support for the footballer who was on the end of racial abuse for conceding the foul that led to Germany's late winner over Sweden.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Joachim Loew's job safe even if Germany exit tournament at group stage, says German FA
German coach Joachim Loew's job is still safe, in spite of German enduring a difficult start to their World Cup campaign with a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany defender Mats Hummels fit to play against South Korea, midfielder Sebastian Rudy may miss out
Germany defender Mats Hummels is fit for their upcoming must-win match with South Korea. However, the Germans may be without midfielder Sebastian Rudy due to a broken nose.
FIFA World Cup 2018: South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng to miss must-win match against Germany through injury
South Korea's impossible task just became tougher, with the Asian side missing captain Ki Sung-yueng in their must-win match against defending champions Germany.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Coach Shin Tae-yong says South Korean football league's systemic problems harm national team
South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has stated that the domestic league needs to improve in order for the national team to have a serious chance in international tournaments.
Belgium put five past Tunisia to qualify for knockouts; Toni Kroos saves Germany's blushes with late free-kick
Belgium scored five goals to breeze past Tunisia, Mexico's Javier Hernandez broke South Korean hearts and Toni Kroos rescued Germany's qualification hopes with a late goal on day 10 of the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany face Sweden in crunch clash; Belgium eye knockouts against Tunisia, South Korea play Mexico
A loss or draw for Germany in their match against Sweden could put qualification for the next round out of their grasp. Belgium on the other hand, can secure qualification with a win against Tunisia.
the biggest surprise was the absence of the famed German mentality in the loss to Mexico. German coach Joachim Loew seems to have made the same mistake that Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque made in the 2014 World Cup, relying on an ageing team.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany's loss against Mexico gives Belgium, England incentive to finish second in group
Germany's shock defeat against Mexico could have positive implications for Belgium and England, allowing them an easier route to the final if they finish second.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Son Heung-min accepts responsibility for South Korea's opening day loss to Sweden
Son Heung-min has accepted responsibility for South Korea's defeat against Sweden, saying that the onus was on him to create opportunities for his teammates.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany captain Manuel Neuer says team will treat remaining group stage matches as 'finals'
German captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has stated that the team needs to treat its two upcoming matches as finals in order to reach the round of 16.