Sports Wrap: Ozil’s retirement, Chhetri wins the best player award and other stories.

Star player retires from international football.

German Footballer Mesut Ozil Announces Retirement: Mesut Ozil, 29, took to the social media to announce his retirement from the international team. Ozil criticized his treatment by the German media and the DFB President Reinhard Grindel. Ozil took a photograph with               Turkish dictator Tayyip Erdogan and has been receiving flak ever since. Ozil, whose mother is of a Turkish descent, said that he was proud of his Turkish connection and that the photo was used as bait for political propoganda. The playmaker, who was influential in Germany’s 2014 World Cup win, said that “I am a German when we win, but an immigrant when we lose.”

Christian Pulisic Leads Dormunt’s Victory over Liverpool: American sensation Christian Pulisic scored twice as Borussia Dortmund defeated Liverpool in a pre-season game in the first of their three International Champions Cup games at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte. Liverpool took the lead in the 25th minute thanks to a header by Van Dijk but Pulisic scored twice in the second half and set up Jacob Bruun Larsen as he scores the final goal for his team.

Chhetri wins the best player award: India’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year by the national body here. Chhetri, the star striker of India and Bengaluru FC recently become the second Indian footballer to play 100th international games after Baichung Bhutia.

Ramkumar Ramanathan reaches his the Hall of Fame Open Finals.

Ramkumar Ramanathan reaches Hall of Fame Open final: Ramkumar Ramanathan beat America’s Tim Smyczek to reach the final of Hall of Fame Open. He will take on American Steve Johnson for the Hall of Fame Open title in Rhode Island on Sunday. This will be Ramanathan’s attempt to become the first player from India to win an ATP sibles title since Leander Paes reached the final of the same event 20 years ago. The 23-year-old at world number 161 is the third lowest ranked player to reach a tour-level final this year.

Hamilton seizes a miracle victory: Lewis Hamilton makes a sensational victory in a thrilling, rain-hit German Grand Prix as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel crashed out to gift the Mercedes driver a 17-point lead in their championship battle. Reigning world champion Hamilton took the chequered flag, for a record-equaling fourth German Grand Prix win, ahead of his Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton, who went from 14th to fifth in the space of the first 14 laps had made his first set of soft tyres last for 42 laps but pitted before the rain came and went to ultrasofts.

 

 

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