Mesut Ozil receives Laureus charity award after donating World Cup bonus…
Reports in the Metro have revealed that Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has received the Laureus charity award after donating his World Cup bonus to fund surgeries on Brazilian children.
The 26-year-old funded operations on 23 seriously ill Brazilian children, after helping Germany to win the 2014 World Cup in the country during the summer.
“We had the idea to help 23 children, because we had 23 players in the [Germany World Cup] squad,” he said. “And they underwent surgery, which was successful. I am very thankful. The doctors did a great job. I am very happy because it goes well for the children. This award will get a very special place at my home.”
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