Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football.
The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder was part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He retires as Germany’s fourth most-capped player of all time on 120 – behind Lothar Matthaus (150), Miroslav Klose (137) and Lukas Podolski (129).
“I had the opportunity to experience moments that have been indescribably beautiful and successful,” he said.
Schweinsteiger made his international debut in 2004 and holds the German record for European Championship appearances, having played 18 times at the tournament.
The record was broken when he was brought on as a substitute in Germany’s 1-0 group-stage win over Northern Ireland, surpassing Philipp Lahm’s total of 14, before Joachim Low’s side went out in the semi-finals to France.