Özil won the World Cup in 2014 but his Germany exit sent shockwaves around the world. From humble beginnings in Gelsenkirchen to the infamous photo with Turkey's President Erdogan - we talked to former coaches and teammates to tell the real story!
Mesut Özil’s comments on the plight of the Uighur people caused a stir in China and beyond. His club, Arsenal, refused to back their player, insisting they remain apolitical. But can that truly be the case?
For the first time in over a year, Mesut Özil has discussed the 'racist abuse' that led to his decision to retire from international football. Özil believes it points to a political and social shift in Germany.
Former Germany midfielder Mesut Özil has criticized Muslim countries for not speaking up for minorities subjected to abuse in China. More than 1 million people have been sent to reeducation camps in the Xinjiang region.
Former Germany national team player Mesut Özil had dinner in Istanbul with Turkish President Erdogan. Özil has addressed the disrespect and discrimination he faced from the German public and German Football Association.
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