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Did Joachim Low opt for the wizardry of Mesut Ozil or drop a 'dead frog'?

By the time you read this, you will know whether Joachim Low has panicked and dropped a player described on German television as having "the body language of a dead frog".

Low has given the player in question, Mesut Ozil, every single one of his 91 caps before the game against Sweden. Together, of course, they won the last World Cup.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Did Low opt for the wizardry of Ozil or drop a 'dead frog'?'. Print Edition | Subscribe