Germany's Schweinsteiger retires from international football

Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:45am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from international football, he announced on Friday, saying he was disappointed to have not finished his career with a win at Euro 2016 in France.

"It wasn't to be and I have to accept it," he said in a statement on his Twitter feed.

"The historic and emotional high was winning the World Cup in 2014," added the Manchester United player who had 13 seasons with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

(Editing by Alison Williams)

Football Soccer - Germany v France - EURO 2016 - Semi Final - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 7/7/16
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts after the game
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach