German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel is in the spotlight after footballer Mesut Özil accused him of racism.
After months of controversies and communication mishaps, the German FA's president has thrown in the towel. The news does not come as a shock, but does leave the DFB desperate for a much-needed fresh start.
Reinhard Grindel, once the head of German football, has resigned after months of pressure. He failed to live up to his promises or his remit, and his silence on major issues was deafening, DW's Jonathan Harding writes.
The ink had hardly dried on Reinhard Grindel's resignation before plenty of speculation began to emerge about who could become his successor. DW looks at the key issues facing whoever takes over as DFB president.
Mesut Özil has gone from fan favorite to the most highly-paid benchwarmer at Arsenal. The former German international now finds himself at a career crossroads with his future prospects in London diminished.
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