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World Cup-winning goalkeeper's belongings destroyed in Dubai hotel blaze

German international Ron-Robert Zieler was staying at the Downtown Dubai hotel when the fire broke out

World Cup-winning goalkeeper's belongings destroyed in Dubai hotel blaze
Germanys goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler throws out the ball during the International friendly football match between Germany and the USA in Cologne, western Germany on June10, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)

A German World Cup-winning goalkeeper was among those to lose all of his possessions in the New Year’s Eve fire at The Address Downtown Dubai.

German international Ron-Robert Zieler was staying at the Dubai hotel on New Year’s Eve on the 12th floor, which he said was completely “burnt out”.

“Luckily I wasn’t in the room when the fire broke out. It was more eventful than we wanted,” the 26-year-old goalkeeper told a news conference this week. “We only had the clothes we were wearing at the time. We had to do some shopping the next day.”

The Hannover 96 player had to visit the German Consulate in Dubai to get an emergency passport before he could travel back to Germany again.

The keeper was also part of the Germany squad that spent the night inside the Stade de France on November 13, during the terrorist attacks in Paris. “I would assume that 2016 will be better,” he added.

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