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Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection - Bierhoff

Mats Hummels is not happy with Germany fans' booing of Ilkay Gundogan after he was photographed with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The ESPN FC crew share their thoughts on Raf Honigstein's strongest XI for Germany at the World Cup. Holders Germany are looking to become just the third team to defend their World Cup title when they take the field in Russia. Here are the players that most helped Germany waltz through World Cup qualifying and who will be called on to defend their title. Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan could influence Germany head coach Joachim Low's team selection, according to Oliver Bierhoff. "Jogi [Low] does not make any populist decisions just to satisfy someone, he rather looks at the sporting side of things," Bierhoff told Bild when asked about a possible influence on the starting formation. "But [the scandal] could as well be a small aspect [in the decision-making......


Published By: ESPN FC - Tuesday, 12 June

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