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Confirmed: German World Cup Winner Announces Shock Retirement

Confirmed: German World Cup Winner Announces Shock Retirement

By SL International - Jul 22, 2018 08:23 PM

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football, while also hitting out at high-ranking officials at the German Football Association.

Read: Germany Team Manager: Maybe We Should Have Left Out Ozil

The Germans failed to defend their 2014 World Cup title after being eliminated in the group stages.

Ozil was widely criticised and made the scapegoat for Germany's disappointing campaign, after he was seen pictured with the Turkish president before the tournament.

"It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect," Ozil said in a letter posted on social media.

"I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don't.

"This decision has been extremely difficult to make because I have always given everything for my teammates, the coaching staff and the good people of Germany.

"But when high-ranking DFB officials treat me as they did, disrespect my Turkish roots and selfishly turn me into political propaganda. then enough is enough."

 


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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe Jul 23, 2018 08:49 AM
COME ON NOW EDITOR A SHOCK RETIREMENT? WE WERE ALL AWARE AND EVEN HIS FATHER GAVE US A HINT OF IT AND FUNNY ENOUGH YOU PUBLISHED A HALF STORY IN IT AND IT WAS ACTUALLY A BIG DEBATE IN GERMANY.
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Ntsika239 Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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Ntsika239 Jul 23, 2018 08:25 AM
When Germany wins, the team is playing well but when they lose Ozil didn't perform ...its annoying real, ..Great decision Mesut ....and for those who don't know football, Sane was left behind bcz of Bandt not ozil ...don't talk about sumthing u don't knw.
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WinzaMan1 Joined: 30 May 2018
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WinzaMan1 Jul 23, 2018 05:53 AM
its shocking when someone says ozil was chosen instead of sane yet they are not playing in the same position....anyway this lad has made a good choice by leaving this UNGRATEFUL nation...the whole team was average u cant blame it on Ozil alone...Damn messed up Germany...
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Prayer@k4l Jul 23, 2018 05:13 AM
Actually low did u a favour for selecting u to russia
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Prayer@k4l Jul 23, 2018 05:12 AM
Good decision ozil.ur performance was very poor in russia,German don't need u anymore
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Eric nkovani Jul 23, 2018 04:58 AM
U did a great thing boy bcz dat father of yoz Low was doing u a favour to call u at de national team actually u dont deserve a call up.He left out the influencial player Leray Sane bcz of u Hamba u r too lazy.As things stand i dont think Germany will miss your service boy.U r a scapegoat klaar.
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SIBONISO259@GMAIL.COM Jul 23, 2018 03:06 AM
good decision you can't run away from your roots
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 23, 2018 03:00 AM
U right Ozil u can't sstand for those criticisms and racism, good discion and I respect it
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Matayitayi Jul 23, 2018 12:39 AM
Racists Germans, make arsenal strong
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thabisoharmans Joined: 21 Jul 2018
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thabisoharmans Jul 22, 2018 10:32 PM
Hard Decesion Taken,
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alizebucs1986 Jul 22, 2018 09:38 PM
I believe there is more to this than meets the eye,and this explains why Sane was left out of the squad..Germans are Racists
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Kurough Joined: 23 Dec 2017
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Kurough Jul 22, 2018 09:16 PM
It's very sad indeed Ozil. It makes so my h sense what you saying and just go back to Arsenal and make us proud. Just stay humble and continue to play the game.
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Danboi79 Jul 22, 2018 09:10 PM
Well deserve cow

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