'See you on Friday' - Benzema sends Ozil a message on Twitter before crunch clash

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Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema will be reunited on Friday - in perhaps the biggest game of their lives.

Two of Europe's top teams go head-to-head on Friday, with a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup on the line.

France and Germany are of course the two rivals who will be doing battle.

And of course there is plenty of Premier League interest.

Players from Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal will all be involved in a crunch game - which will see one team going home from Brazil.

Arsenal have plenty of players involved. Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud for France while Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil will feature for Germany.

And it gives Ozil a chance to reunite with an old friend from his Real Madrid days.

Karim Benzema has been in sensational form in Brazil, and will hope to carry such form into this massive crunch fixture. Ozil, has not yet dazzled, so will need to up his game if he is to send his good friend Benzema packing.

And the mind games, or the friendly salutations, have already begun - after Benzema sent this Tweet to Ozil today...

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