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World Cup win inspires Oezil to pay for sick children's surgeries

World Cup-winning player Mesut Oezil posted on his official Facebook page on Wednesday night (July 16) that he will be increasing his donation to charity group called the Big Shoe.

Through the charity, the big-hearted German supported the surgery of 11 Brazilian children.

Germany's World Cup win has inspired him to increased that number to 23.

He, along with his other teammates, have reportedly been awarded 300,000 euros (S$504,000) each for winning football's most coveted trophy.

Earlier reports coming from Middle Eeastern news networks said that he was donating his winnings to Gaza, but his agent, Mr Roland Eitel, told AP that the claims were not true.

 

 

His agent however does not rule that out from happening in the future.

"Maybe in the future, who knows? He donated money to causes in Brazil and he is now on holiday," Mr Eitel told International Business Times.

Source: International Business Times, Facebook, Twitter, ESPNFC.com

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