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Mesut Ozil, who was born in Germany to Turkish-origin parents and lifted the World Cup in 2014.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League. Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil were also on target before Vorskla hit back with late goals.
Die Mannschaft has just lost their most gifted midfielder of this generation to a racial spat. Here are few things about the controversial Arsenal playmaker that you might not have known so far.
Team Germany landed in Moscow on Tuesday to attempt to successfully defend their World Cup title and hoping to leave the political controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan behind them. Star player Toni Kroos wants Germany to become the first team to retain the World Cup for 56 years.
Russia will bring up the curtain for the biggest footballing stage on earth when they face Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14. However, some of the prominent names of the game are in race against time to be fit for the summer. Don't be amazed if you don't find some of these men in their national colours in Moscow.