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Wayne Rooney Pays Tribute to Bastian Schweinsteiger After Final Germany Game

Wayne Rooney Pays Tribute to Bastian Schweinsteiger After Final Germany Game

An emotional Bastian Schweinsteiger played his final game for Germany on Wednesday night and Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney quickly paid tribute to the legendary midfielder afterwards.

Schweinsteiger pulled on Germany’s iconic white shirt for the final time in the 2-0 friendly win over Finland and was left with tears streaming down his face during a presentation before kick-off:

Schweinsteiger, who was substituted to a standing ovation after 66 minutes, made his Germany debut in June 2004 and ended his international career with 121 caps and 24 goals.

Despite being frozen out of the Manchester United first-team under Jose Mourinho, club captain Rooney was quick to pay tribute, with vice-captain Michael Carrick also following suit:

Having won the World Cup in 2014 with Germany, Bastian also hangs up his boots with the record amount of appearances for his country at the European Championships.

At the age of 32, and given the state of his club situation at United, this was probably effectively a goodbye to European elite football.

What do you make of Schweinsteiger’s career?

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