Bastian Schweinsteiger, the German Captain, played his Farewell match:
Bastian Schweinsteiger couldn’t control his tears as he played his final match as the Germany’s captain on Wednesday, i.e., 31st August 2016 in a friendly match against Finland at home and after winning it with a 2-0. Though it was Max Meyer and Mesut Ozil who scored the goals in the second half, the night belonged to the captain, who played the initial 66 minutes of the game. This game which happened in Moenchengladbach is his 121st game as a German player.
I think you all saw how it effected me. I had just wanted to enjoy every moment, but I hadn’t expected it to be so lovely. I didn’t think that would happen. Thank you for coming, it means a lot to me. It was a huge honour for me to play for Germany and I just want to say ‘thank you’ for everything.
Admitted Bastian Schweinsteiger who got into tears soon after the final whistle.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s career as a German Player:
Bastian Schweinsteiger made his debut twelve years back when he was just twenty, and it has been forever since he started player for German. He is now 32 years old, and he announced that he’d retire a month prior, i.e., in the first week of August. However, the coach Joachim Loew gave him a chance to play for the country. The Manchester United player is much loved in his country that many people came to bid him goodbye and gave him a standing ovation. Before the kick-off began, the president of DFB, Reinhard Grindel praised the captain, and Schweinsteiger couldn’t control his tears.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Farewell match:
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The game was then halted for an hour when a fan who wore a Germany shirt with Bastian Schweinsteiger’s name written on it ran into the ground and took a selfie with the man who gave the country a World Cup back in 2014. Then there was an ovation on the 66th minute, and he hugged each of the team members including Manuel Neuer, who was known to be his archenemy for a while. Germany’s going to WC qualifier this time, without him.