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Fenerbahce exile Mesut Ozil from squad

Mesut Ozil - Fenerbache
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The former Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder is out of the squad for an unspecified reason.

Fenerbahce have excluded Mesut Ozil and fellow midfielder Ozan Tufan from the first-team squad.

Ozil has been a key player for the Turkish club this season, supplying eight goals and two assists in 22 league games. He also captained the team in his last two outings, including the 2-1 win over Konyaspor last Sunday.

But the 33-year-old was hauled off at half-time during that match and is now suspended for an unspecified reason and amount of time.

“Our Football A-Team players Mesut Ozil and Ozan Tufan have been excluded from the squad as per the decision taken. It is announced to the public,” read a statement from Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce are third in the Super Lig table after 30 games, 13 points behind leaders Trabzonspor and two behind second-placed Konyaspor.

The Yellow Canaries return to action on April 2 away to Kayserispor after the international break.