Özil text: “Germany is not Iceland”

Mesut Özil.

Mesut Özil. Photo: AFP

German midfielder Mesut Özil has reportedly sent a text message to his French Arsenal team-mate, Laurent Kosielny, warning him that “Germany is not Iceland”.

France comfortably knocked Iceland out of Euro 2016 5-2 on Sunday and now face Germany in the second of two semi-finals this evening.

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Germany beat Italy on penalties in the quarter-finals and Özil at least views the team as quite a different proposition from the Iceland that France faced on Sunday.

We should know by about 9pm this evening, Icelandic time, whether Germany is indeed a tougher nut to crack than Iceland, as Özil appears to be suggesting.

French coach Didier Deschamps and German coach Joachim Löw.

French coach Didier Deschamps and German coach Joachim Löw. Photo: AFP

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