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Leave integration talk out of football, says Altintop

BERLIN (AFP) - Turkey midfielder Hamit Altintop insisted Wednesday the decision of footballers with an immigration background to opt to play for Germany is no evidence of successful integration here.

With the hosts set to face Turkey in a Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, much attention has been placed on Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has Turkish parents and was the star of the World Cup.

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