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Inside Story

Is footballer Mesut Ozil German or Turkish?

Footballer Mesut Ozil's resignation from the German national team has triggered a debate on racism and integration.

Opinion

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

The World Cup revealed the ugly underbelly of European racism and intolerance.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Sport

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award

World football governing body announces names of 10 shortlisted nominees for the 2017-2018 season.

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award

Sport

German football body denies Ozil's 'racism' claims

DFB insists footballer should explain Erdogan meeting, as Turkish and German politicians slam treatment Ozil received.

German football federation denies Mesut Ozil's 'racism' claims

Germany

I Stand With Ozil: Twitter reacts as star quits Germany

Arsenal midfielder says he has been subject to racism, echoing the views of other European players of foreign descent.

Mesut Ozil: Twitter reacts as star quits Germany over 'racism'

Football

Mesut Ozil cites 'racism and disrespect' as he quits Germany

Football star felt he was singled out as scapegoat for World Cup exit due to Turkish heritage and Erdogan meeting.

Mesut Ozil cites 'racism and disrespect' as he quits Germany

Opinion

Why the Muslim Brotherhood was blamed for Egypt's World Cup woes

Or how Egypt's ruling regime tried to exploit the Egyptian football team to bolster its image.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

US & Canada

'Sister Survivors' of US gymnastics sexual abuse honoured in ESPY

Victims praised at sport-awards event for the courage to speak out against the team doctor now serving life in prison for sexual abuse.

World Cup 2018

Why Africa's best was not good enough at World Cup 2018

All five African representatives at Russia 2018 crashed out at the group stage for the first time in 36 years.

Why Africa's best was not good enough at World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018

'This is our gold': Croatian team gets massive welcome home

Almost half a million people greeted the football team back to Zagreb despite a 4-2 loss in the World Cup final.

'This is our gold': Croatian team gets massive welcome home

Podcast

To the victor goes the umbrella

Game of Our Lives, the football podcast from Al Jazeera, is covering the goals, triumphs, tragedies, and politics of the 2018 World Cup.

To the victor goes the umbrella