• Mesut Özil retires from the German national team, accusing the federation of racism

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Mesut Özil, a midfielder who has been a key piece of Germany's national soccer team for years, including the 2014 World Cup-winning team, has retired from international soccer.
    Özil, who has Turkish ancestry and is a practicing Muslim, cited what he characterized as racist abuse from certain media outlets and fans as well as mistreatment from the German football federation's president.
    Mesut Özil, a German-Turkish midfielder who was a crucial piece of Germany's 2014 World Cup win, has retired from the German national team and international soccer, citing...
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  • Mesut Özil retires from the German National Team, accusing the federation of racism

    Mesut Özil retires from the German National Team, accusing the federation of racism

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Mesut Özil, a midfielder who has been a key piece of the German national team for years, including Germany's 2014 World Cup win, has retired from international soccer.
    Özil, who has Turkish ancestry and is a practicing Muslim, has cited racist abuse from certain media outlets and fans, as well as mistreatment from the German football federation's president, as the reason for his decision.
    Mesut Özil, a German-Turkish midfielder who was a crucial piece of Germany's 2014 World Cup win, has retired from the German National Team and international soccer, citing racist treatment from the...
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