Loew is under pressure to show he is the right man to lead Germany to success.
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Germany coach Joachim Loew has confirmed there is no chance of Mesut Ozil returning to the squad in the wake of the player's bombshell retirement from international duty in July.Ozil, capped 92 times, announced his retirement from international football in the wake of Germany's disastrous World Cup campaign, with his statement accusing the German FA President Reinhard Grindel of racism.Loew, meanwhile, regrets not having been able to speak to the Arsenal star about his decision.Loew, who resisted calls to resign after a disastrous World Cup campaign, is now under pressure to show that he is the right man to lead Germany into a new era of success.The Ozil affair has been amplified by reports of a dressing-room rift, with players of an ethnic minority background, such as Ozil and Jerome Boateng, on one side, and the likes of Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos on the other.Loew, meanwhile, heaped praise on Thursday's opponents, who beat Germany in the Euro 2016 semis.
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