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Mesut Ozil’s donation sparks baffling charity money row
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Mesut Ozil’s donation sparks baffling charity money row

News Desk: Mesut Ozil reportedly gave away his £237,000 World Cup winnings, but there are conflicting reports as to just who the beneficiary is. The International Business Times mistakenly reported that Ozil, who helped Joachim Loew’s Germany to a 1-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup final, had donated his winnings to the children of Gaza – according to a story in the Middle East Monitor. Amid unrest in the Middle East, it was claimed that Ozil – who is of Turkish decent and a practising Muslim – was prepared to donate his semi-final and final winnings, which equate to a grand sum of £237,000, to the occupied territory. However, this was quickly proved to be false, and conflicting reports now suggest that charities in Brazil are the beneficiary of the Arsenal midfielder’s earnings. ...