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Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments

Shanghai, China | AFP | Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been deleted from Chinese versions of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) mobile game, the title’s China distributor has said, as the fallout builds over his criticism of the country’s treatment of its Uighur minority. US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase said …

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Ozil did not deserve place in Arsenal squad, says Emery

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil did not deserve his place even in a squad packed with youngsters after Arsenal beat Standard Liege in the Europa League. Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was once again left out of the matchday squad …

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Ozil marries in Istanbul, with Erdogan as best man.

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Former German international football Mesut Ozil was married in Istanbul on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his best man. The 30-year-old Ozil, who has Turkish family roots, sparked controversy last year when he was photographed with Erdogan, raising questions about the footballer’s loyalty …

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