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Inside Europe: The Özil affair

German soccer player Mesut Özil has controversially quit the country's national team. He dropped a bombshell on Sunday by announcing that "racism and disrespect" due to his Turkish heritage were key to his decision. Keith Walker is joined by DW's political correspondent Thomas Sparrow who begins by explaining the background to the scandal.

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