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Mesut Ozil will donate part of his €300,000 (£240,000) World Cup bonus to charities in Brazil, according to the Associated Press.
Rumours started by Middle East Monitor on Wednesday suggested the Arsenal and Germany star had donated his winnings to 'the children of Gaza', but those reports were later quashed.
Before the World Cup I helped the financing of eleven operations for suffering children in Brazil. But since we have not won the World Cup because of our team, but because of our strong squad, I will now increase the number to 23