Friday, 18 July 2014

Philip Lahm quits international football.

Bayern captain Philip Lahm quits internationals.

Lahm has announced his retirement from international football.The 30-year old was the one who captained Germany to their recent world cup glory.
  In a statement with Bild Sport, he said:
"I told Joachim Low about my decision to retire from international football on Monday.
"I'd been thinking about it over the course of last season.I am delighted that things all came  together with this world cup win.
"I gave DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach a call and thanked him and everybody else at the DFB for the last few years".
  Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge  also said:
"There is hardly a better farewell than to be a world champion at the peak of your career.
"But for the national team, it will not be easy to replace Lahm as a player, captain and a man".
  Arsenal striker Lucas Podolski is one of the players to have heaped praise on his former team-mate.
  He said:"Ten years in the national team, three years for Bayern; Philip it was a pleasure to play with you.
Lahm will continue to play for his German club Bayern Munich having captained the side to a treble of the Bundesliga, German cup and Champions League in 2013, and he recently signed a new contract at the Allianz Arena.

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