Mesut Oezil, player of the German national soccer team, center, receives the Silver Laurel Leaf of the Federal Republic by German President Christian Wulff, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel,... more 
Mesut Oezil, player of the German national soccer team, center, receives the Silver Laurel Leaf of the Federal Republic by German President Christian Wulff, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Michael Sohn
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 9:53 AM EDT