Mesut Ozil sends Karim Benzema message on Twitter

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Arsenal superstar faces Real Madrid striker in France and Germany's must-see World Cup quarterfinal match-up today.

Two days ago, Karim Benzema told his former Real Madrid team-mate Mesut Ozil that he will "see him on Friday," referring, of course, to the marquee all-European quarterfinal match-up at the World Cup tournament in Brazil as Germany take on France at the Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The Frenchman was not the only one to utilise social media ahead of the game, as the Arsenal star also informed friends - both old and new - that he was relishing their high-stakes reunion.

Ozil told current Arsenal stars Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud, Manchester City-bound Bacary Sagna and Los Blancos duo Benzema and Raphael Varane that he was "looking forward to seeing [them] again."

Both nations have excellent pedigree on the world football scene, with France having successfully navigating their way past the quarterfinal stage on every one of their last five occasions of having made it out of the Round of 16 (1958, 1982, 1986, 1998 and 2006).

Germany, meanwhile, have always gotten to - at least - the semifinal stage at every competition since the turn of the millennium.

Benzema has been in exemplary, match-winning form for Les Bleus having created four goal-scoring opportunities (two of which turned into direct assists) whilst returning three goals from seven shots.

Ozil has attracted criticism, like he did at Arsenal, for seemingly not doing enough during matches, however, he has still made vital contributions including possession retention (88% pass accuracy), three goal-scoring opportunities created and one goal scored from six shots.

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