Schweinsteiger announces his retirement from internationa football. Bastian Schweinsteiger have announced his retirement from International football on Manchester TV. The Manchester United midfielder who has made 120 caps for his country Germany. Bastian is one of his country’s most capped players.
The 31 year-old who made his debut for the national team in 2004 has won a world cup for his country in 2014. Manchester Schweinsteiger made a statement declaring that his time with the German national team has come to an end.
“I have recently asked the coach to not nominate me for the national team anymore because I would like to retire,” he wrote.
“I was allowed to collect 120 caps for my country and I lived some moments which have been indescribably beautiful and successful.
“Jogi Low knew how much Euro 2016 in France meant to me because I really wanted to win that title we have not been able to win since 1996.
“It was not meant to be, I have to accept that.
“By winning the World Cup in 2014 we achieved something on a historic and emotional level that I cannot reproduce in my career.
“That’s why it is right and reasonable to finish it and to wish the team all the best for the qualifiication for the 2018 World Cup.
“With this decision I leave the national team that has always been a precious family for me. I hope that the connection will still remain strong in one way or the other.
“I would like to say to our fans: ‘It was an honour to play for you guys. Many thanks for everything that we have gone through together’.” Said Batian Schweinsteiger,