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Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

The 2014 World Cup winner has called it a day.

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger  prepares to lift the World Cup.
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger prepares to lift the World Cup.
Image: Victor R. Caivano

GERMANY MIDFIELDER BASTIAN Schweinsteiger has retired from international football.

The 31-year-old first made his debut with Die Mannschaft on 6 June 2004 and has gone on to score 24 international goals in 120 games.

His finest moment in a German shirt came when he helped the side lift the World Cub in 2014.

However, he’ll want to forget his last appearance after his handball in Germany’s Euro 2016 semi-final loss to France this month.

In a statement on Twitter this morning, the Manchester United player said:

“Dear fans of the Germany national team. I have just asked the national team coach not to consider me any more for his national team selections in future since I would like to retire.”

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