Germany in crisis as Mesut Özil’s ‘Bling-bling gang’ take on Bavarians | David Hytner

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Joachim Löw’s World Cup squad has become fractious and distrustful in the face of unforgiving scrutiny

In October 2010, Angela Merkel paid an unscheduled visit to the Germany dressing-room after their 3-0 home win over Turkey. The chancellor was photographed shaking hands with Mesut Özil, the team’s German-Turkish midfielder, and there was a thunderclap of controversy.

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Written by David Hytner in Sochi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/22/germany-crisis-mesut-ozil under the title “Germany in crisis as Mesut Özil’s ‘Bling-bling gang’ take on Bavarians | David Hytner”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.