Jul 13, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
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Mascherano (64'), Aguero (65')

Mesut Ozil donates World Cup winnings to Brazil youngsters, not Gaza

Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
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Germany's Mesut Ozil donates his World Cup bonus to 23 ill children in Brazil following false rumours that he had handed his money to the youngsters suffering in Gaza.

Germany and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has decided to donate the winnings gained from his nation's World Cup triumph to ill youngsters in Brazil.

Initial reports claimed that the former Real Madrid star had given his bonus payments, which includes £240,000 for winning the final, to children in Gaza.

However, those rumours have been quashed after the midfielder revealed that he has paid for 23 children in the World Cup host city to have surgery.

"Prior to the World Cup, I supported the surgery of 11 sick children," the Daily Mail quotes Ozil as saying. "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."

Ozil's gesture was made following Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana on Sunday, where Mario Gotze struck in extra time to earn his nation their fourth world title.

Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
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