Mesut Ozil Quits Germany Team Over Racism

Playmaker Mesut Ozil has retired from the German national team, as a result of a racism row. Mesut Ozil was scapegoated in the fallout of Germany’s disappointing group stage elimination from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As well as that, he has been politicized in the German media by right-wing elements. Mesut Ozil invited

Optimism for England Despite Semi Final Loss

Croatia beat England 2 – 1 in the World Cup semi final on Wednesday night, ending a potential unlikely hero story. It was England’s first World Cup semi final in 28 years. For all intents and purposes, this England team have hugely outperformed expectations. A favorable draw opened up a path to the semi final.

Who are the Stars of the 2018 World Cup?

With the elimination of Germany, Argentina, Portugal and now Spain, this World Cup represents a changing of the guard. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two best players in the world, are now out of the tournament. Given their ages, it’s likely that they won’t play in another World Cup. If either of them do,