Tearful Schweinsteiger says “auf wiedersehen”….

Bastian Schweinsteiger

An emotional Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was left in tears as he made his final international appearance last night. The 32-year-old, currently frozen out at Manchester United, was overcome during a presentation before Germany’s 2-0 friendly win over Finland in Monchengladbach. “It means so much that you’re here today. It has been an honour to play for you,” he told the crowd. “I think you all saw how it affected me. I had just wanted to enjoy every moment, but I hadn’t expected it to be so lovely.” Schweinsteiger, who was substituted to a standing ovation after 66 minutes, ends his international career with 121 caps and 24 goals and was part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

A pitch invader gets a selfie with the departing Germany legend

Schweinsteiger is thrown into the air by his Germany team-mates after his final match

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