Bastian Schweinsteiger set to play one last farewell game for Germany

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will play one last game for Germany at the end of August.

Despite confirming his international retirement, he will play a friendly against Finland in Monchengladbach to allow fans to say goodbye.

He told Joachim Low at the start of August he has retired from international football after 12 years in the side, making a total of 120 appearances and winning the World Cup title with Germany.

Speaking about the match, Bastian insists he is looking forward to being able to run out for Germany one last time.

“That will be a special evening for me, I have a lot to thank the DFB and the fans in Germany for,” he said.

“I’m really looking forward to the chance to be able to run out for Germany for one last time.”

Retirement from international football is the right step for Bastian as he enters the latter stagers of his career.

While he may not finish his career at Old Trafford after Mourinho told he wouldn’t be included in plans, his retirement will help keep him fit to perform at the highest level.

He hasn’t lived up to his potential at Man United after an injury-plagued season, but hopes are he’ll be able to find a club where he can play first-team football and isn’t stuck training with the reserves.

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