After 17 years .. Ozil retires

Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.
The former Real Madrid and Arsenal player starred with the Germany national team that won the World Cup in Brazil 2014.
He retired from international football in 2018 amid political controversy in Germany over the influx of immigrants, and after angry reactions to a photo taken with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying he faced racism and disrespect because of his Turkish roots.
Ozil, who recently played with Istanbul Basaksehir, said in a statement on Instagram: “I have had the honor of playing in professional competitions for nearly 17 years, and I feel very grateful for this opportunity, but in recent weeks and months, after suffering some injuries, it has become more and more clear that the time has come to bring down the curtain.” on my career.”

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