The still-reigning world champions went out in the group stage in Russian Federation after a string of lackluster performances for their earliest tournament exit in 80 years.
On Thursday, Germany's team boss Oliver Bierhoff sparked a new round of outcry over a statement suggesting Ozil, who has Turkish roots, should have been dropped after his failure to publicly clear up the Erdogan meeting.
"If I were in his place, I would say: 'Thank you, but that's enough, '" the 50-year-old told Bild am Sonntag.
The fact that Mesut and Ilkay took the pictures (with TurkeyPresident Erdogan) did not bother the team so much, but the debate went on and, in retrospect, I would have tried to deal with this issue more decisively.
Both players are of Turkish descent, and were pictured presenting Erdogan with shirts from their respective club teams, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Whilst German FA president Reinhard Grindel has called for Ozil to explain himself over the photo. Grindel said the player's service to the national team should allow him some leeway from fans.
The fallout from Germany's disastrous World Cup campaign continues - and it could spell the end of Mesut Ozil's worldwide career. It has always been: "if we win, we win together", he continued. "I can understand if he feels insulted", said the midfielder's father. His ineffective performances in the first two group matches of Germany saw him benched in the final group game, which eventually turned out to be their last match in the ongoing world cup. He said the team management take that feeling of alienation "very seriously".
He said the treatment was "so unfair", adding that, "he needs to decide for himself". In Mesut's place, I would step down.
Using your phone while driving in the UK? The first of three £6,000 electronic signs was yesterday introduced in Norwich, Norfolk. Norfolk roads policing Inspector Jonathan Chapman said the scheme is "welcomed".
She is also looking to win her 24th Grand Slam, which would tie the all-time record (men's or women's) set by Margaret Court. ". Ahead of the big game in London, Williams admitted to "Good Morning America" that her body had changed after the baby.
I'm leaving but this shirt, this badge and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am. Ronaldo led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France.
Liverpool have begun formal negotiations with Stoke City over the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri , according to reports. A deal for the Lyon captain may yet be resurrected after France's World Cup campaign, however.
Justin posted this no context photo on Instagram that features Hailey's legs and most of her dress, but not her face. The singer is no longer a heart to take, and his story with Selena Gomez is handsome and well finished.
Scientists used whole genome sequencing to determine that the source was likely frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables. It is uncommon but can be unsafe for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
At first, a flight attendant told her - politely, Burt wrote - that the dog had to stay in her carrier under the seat. When Darcy continued her abnormal breathing, one flight attendant brought over an oxygen tank and a breathing mask.
Earlier the PCB had tweeted that it will issue a charge sheet to the opener after Shehzad tested positive for a banned substance. In fact, the right-handed batsman Ahmed Shehzad was the leading run-getter with 372 runs while playing for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The 4.7m beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010. Though it's record-breaking for the area, elsewhere in the wild, saltwater crocodiles can be much larger.
The EU said the court's decision "threatens fundamental freedoms, a free media and the public's right to information in Myanmar". Reuters subsequently published an in-depth story on the massacre, which drew on the reporting of Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at NAC Breda in the Eredivisie, in which he netted five goals. Rangers have confirmed the signing of Roma striker Umar Sadiq on a season-long loan, pending global clearance.
England is making waves at the World Cup in Russian Federation , and they're being followed by a bittersweet tune. England are Croatia's opponents in the final four of the tournament as they bid to reach their first final.
‘The English Patient’ wins Golden Man Booker Prize
Booker Prize Foundation chair Baroness Helena Kennedy said the story was "a compelling work of fiction". The one-off award, voted for by the public, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize.