Photo Gallery: Fans Await Mesut Özil's Breakthrough
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Photo Gallery: Fans Await Mesut Özil's Breakthrough

On the Verge of Greatness Germany's Shy Football Prodigy Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil's fans expect him to break into the ranks of the world's top footballers soon. But the talented midfielder, who is marketed by his ambitious father, has had difficulty finding his stride in the 2012 European Football Championship. Was the quarterfinal game against Greece his breakthrough?
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt