Ozil Donates WC Bonus For Surgery Of 23 Brazil Kids
Mesut Ozil Uses His £240 000 World Cup Bonus For Surgery Of Brazil Kids
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Jul 17, 2014 03:22 PM
Germany and Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has used his £240 000 bonus for winning the 2014 World Cup to help 23 Brazil children as ‘thank you’ to the hosts.
Ozil initially agreed to pay for 11 youngsters’ treatment before the tournament began but has now announced he will support 12 more in line with the number of players in the victorious German squad.
“Prior to the World Cup, I supported the surgery of 11 sick children,” he posted on his official Facebook page.
“Since the victory in the World Cup is not only due to 11 players but to our whole team, I will now raise the number to 23.
“This is my personal thank you for the hospitality of the people of Brazil.”
Ozil's donation will go to the BigShoe project, whose goal is to help underprivileged children with medical needs.
His representatives denied other reports which claimed the 25-year-old was set to donate his World Cup bonuses to the children of Gaza.
"The claim that Mesut donated money to Gaza is not true," said the midfielder's representative Roland Eitel.
"Maybe in the future, who knows? He donated money to causes in Brazil and he is now on holiday."
Meanwhile, the Algeria squad have reportedly sent their £5.25 million prize money for reaching the second round in Brazil.
Do you think African players should learn from the likes of Ozil instead of fighting over tournament bonuses? Have your say in the comment section below.
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Jul 22, 2018 09:15 AM
Where was Neymar wth big salary?
Jun 11, 2016 03:30 PM
Aw tht gud
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