Mesut Ozil will try to lead Germany to back-to-back World Cup titles. No team has defended a World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.
Mesut Ozil will try to lead Germany to back-to-back World Cup titles. No team has defended a World Cup title since Brazil in 1962. David Klein AP
Mesut Ozil will try to lead Germany to back-to-back World Cup titles. No team has defended a World Cup title since Brazil in 1962. David Klein AP

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