Friday August 1st, 2014

In a display of World Cup on World Cup love, German midfielder Mesut Özil stopped by the Team USA basketball training camp in Las Vegas on Thursday to chat with the team before they head off to compete in this summer's FIBA World Cup.

Also on Extra Mustard: Surprise! The Germans drank a lot of beer during the World Cup

The Arsenal player even got a few shots up.

Özil hopefully passed on the secret formula to winning World Cup's to the US, seeing as Germany's national team did not qualify for this year's tournament. If not that, then hopefully he at least passed on the secret to winning Rihanna's adoration, which is equally valuable.

FIBA World Cup play begins in Spain on August 30, when the USA takes on Finland in the preliminary round. 

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-Brendan Maloy

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