- Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger has promised to give his World Cup earnings to charity in Sierra Leone
- The Real Madrid defender is known for his philanthropic work in the West African country where his family hails
- Rudiger is teaming up with the BigShoe charity in the fight against congenital clubfoot issue which is affecting children in Sierra Leone
Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has pledged to donate his earnings from the World Cup with Germany to charity in Sierra Leone.
The Germany centre-back is known for giving back to the country of his parents and as part of his philanthropic works has decided to help in the fight against congenital clubfoot.
Rudiger through his Antonio Rudiger Foundation, which was set up early this year, has been involved in many charitable works.
His outfit will work with BigShoe as they provide the necessary support to help children with the congenital clubfoot issue get surgery.
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"It hurts to see the circumstances in which Sierra Leonean children grow up," he said as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"During surgery, the misalignment is corrected before patients can finally walk and participate in social life, after several months of follow-up treatment," he added.
"In Germany I have been given opportunities that many people in Sierra Leone are denied. I am grateful for these opportunities and I greatly appreciate the privileged position I find myself in.
"Helping here is a matter of honor for me. I would like to implement many more projects in Sierra Leone with my family in the future."
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Rudiger is headed for his second World Cup with Germany as the European giants seek to reclaim the title, they lost in 2018. Germany is in Group E alongside Spain, Japan and Costa Rica.
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Source: Sports Brief News