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German football needs more flair - Bayern's Kovac

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Germany's Low must adapt to win again - Lahm

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Ozil affected by Turkey president fallout - Wenger

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DFB chief, Bierhoff 'should quit over Ozil remarks'

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Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac: German football 'needs artists as well as craftsmen'

Raf Honigstein and the FC crew examine what went wrong for Germany at the World Cup and discuss what lies ahead for the reigning world champions.
The FC crew continue their probe into Germany's humiliating elimination from the World Cup and deliver their stance on Jogi Low.
From his Berlin roots to the Bayern hot seat, get the lowdown on incoming boss and 2018 DFB Pokal winner Niko Kovac.
Bayern Munich stalwarts Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben will figure in Niko Kovac's plans, despite their restricted playing time.

New Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac bemoaned German players' lack of flair and criticised youth development in Germany.

Kovac, who took over earlier this month after Jupp Heynckes retired at the end of last season, led Eintracht Frankfurt to a victory over Bayern in the DFB Pokal final in his last game at the club.

"In [German] youth development, more attention should be paid to the fact that football needs artists as well as craftsmen and workhorses," Kovac told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Joachim Low must adapt for Germany to succeed again - Philipp Lahm

Raf Honigstein and the FC crew examine what went wrong for Germany at the World Cup and discuss what lies ahead for the reigning world champions.
Lothar Matthaus feels Germany lacked speed at the World Cup and still wonders how Leroy Sane was omitted from the squad.
The FC crew continue their probe into Germany's humiliating elimination from the World Cup and deliver their stance on Jogi Low.
Germany's Joachim Low and Manuel Neuer insist they are sad and disappointed about the teams World Cup exit.

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

Low will remain the coach even though Germany suffered their worst performance at a major tournament since Euro 2004 by exiting the World Cup after the group stage.

And Lahm, the team's former captain, wrote in a post on LinkedIn that Low's approach may be old-fashioned and no longer suitable amid a generation of players growing up in the academies.

"Today's generation...

Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil affected by Turkish president fallout at World Cup

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno assesses how Arsenal will line up with attacking threats of Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette and newly acquired Aubameyang.
With Mesut Ozil signing a new three-year deal with Arsenal, Gab Marcotti questions how Arsene Wenger will assemble a 'top-heavy' attack.
Mark Ogden discusses Arsenal's new signing from Dortmund and looks at what Mesut Ozil's new three-and-a-half year contract means for the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger said Mesut Ozil did not appear to be himself while playing for Germany at the World Cup, and that the midfielder was negatively affected by the uproar at home over his photo with the Turkish president.

Ozil has been subjected to criticism at home following Germany's exit in the group stage in Russia as the defending champions lost to both Mexico and South Korea.

He had also been at the centre of a controversy in Germany before the tournament after the Arsenal star and Manchester City's...

German FA chief, Germany general manager urged to quit over Mesut Ozil remarks

Lothar Matthaus feels Germany lacked speed at the World Cup and still wonders how Leroy Sane was omitted from the squad.
The FC crew continue their probe into Germany's humiliating elimination from the World Cup and deliver their stance on Jogi Low.

The chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, has told ESPN FC that German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel and Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff should resign after their statements on Mesut Ozil after the team's shock World Cup elimination.

Arsenal midfielder Ozil was embroiled in controversy ahead of the tournament when he and Germany teammate Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish origin, had their picture taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

While...

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Mesut Ozil owes Germany fans Erdogan explanation - DFB chief Reinhard Grindel

The FC crew continue their probe into Germany's humiliating elimination from the World Cup and deliver their stance on Jogi Low.

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

Ozil and Germany teammate Ilkay Gundogan, who are of Turkish heritage, were criticised by politicians and Grindel for having the picture taken with Erdogan in May and were booed by fans in subsequent matches.

Gundogan later stated the act was not a political statement, but Ozil has yet to speak on the matter, which has...