Muslim Footballer Buys 1200 Germany Tickets for Kids

STUTTGART – Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has given away 1,200 tickets for Germany’s Monday clash with Norway in his birthplace of Stuttgart to “local children who are disadvantaged or with cancer.”

“We wanted to do something good for the region two years after the charity game, and the national team match on Monday in Stuttgart offers the ideal setting,” he said via the German Football Association’s official website, reported on Monday, September 4.

“With the organizational support of my family, we are enabling young people to attend the game who would not be able to otherwise.”

The Juventus midfielder missed the 2-1 win over the Czech Republic due to injury but is expected to be involved in Monday’s fixture in his home town of Stuttgart, where he won the Bundesliga title in 2007.

Khedira, who held a charity match in the area two years ago, has purchased the tickets and distributed them through 15 charitable foundations to children who are socially vulnerable or battling cancer.

The match ended 6-0 for Germany.

Khedira is a Tunisian German center midfielder who plays for the Italian club Juventus and for his mother’s side the German national team.

The 30-year old Muslim footballer won one German Bundesliga, one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Spanish La Liga, two Spanish Cup, one Spanish Super Cup, two Italian Serie A leagues, two Italian Cups, one World Cup, and one UEFA under 21 years old Championship.

On individual level, Khedira was awarded the German Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg in 2016 and was named in the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012.