Arsenal star Mesut Ozil pays for 11 Brazilian children's life-changing surgery

Mesut Ozil has continued his charitable work in the Brazil as it emerged that he has paid for 11 more children to have operations.

The Arsenal play-maker received the Laureus charity award last year for helping children in need during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Özil used his World Cup bonus to fund operations for 23 seriously ill Brazilian children.

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The German FA have confirmed that Özil will provide the money for 11 Brazilian children to have have life-changing operations.

The 26-year-old has named his “Ozil’s Eleven” who will undergo surgery between October 24 and November 7 in Brazil.

Özil founded the ‘Özil-Foundation’ in 2015 to support children and young people around the world.

The Arsenal star has also been a Laureus ambassador for the last 12 months and has worked with the foundation on charitable projects including helping Brazilian kids living in poverty after the World Cup.