Follow RT for news and updates on athletes, including German professional footballer, of Turkish origin, Mesut Ozil. Get the news from RT on the background, early and senior career of Mesut Ozil. Currently Mesut Ozil plays for English Club Arsenal. During his senior career he has played for four different clubs, including Real Madrid, and the German national team. Mesut Ozil took part in 92 matches for the German national team, representing the country in several FIFA World Cups, including the one in Brazil in 2014, which Germany won, and UEFA European Championships. Mesut Ozil attracted much attention in 2018 when he retired from the international football and his German national team, which, according to Ozil, was after he received 'racist' abuse after a meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 2018. Find the news and articles on that matter on RT.com.