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Agencies Berlin, Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger captained Germany for the last time in a 2-0 friendly victory over Finland on Wednesday, receiving an emotional
send-off to end a 12-year international career that included the 2014 World Cup title.
Schweinsteiger burst into tears as he was honoured before kickoff and was cheered nearly every time he touched the ball. The 32-year-old midfielder decided to quit the national team after the European Championship, where Germany lost in the semifinals to host nation France in July.“I was very touched, I was enjoying every second,” he said. “It was a great honour to play for Germany and you fans.”