Date: 16th August 2016 at 2:56pm
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Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his international retirement earlier this month but he’ll have one final hurrah with Germany when the face Finland. Will he still be a Manchester United player at that point though?

It would be somewhat surprising if the 32-year-old was but what we do now know is he’ll make one final appearance for his national side after ending his 12-year international career, which saw him win 120 caps, at the end of the month.

Finland will be faced on 31st August in Monchengladbach so he can say his goodbye to his country with Sky Sports saying this will be under the slogan ‘Servus, Basti!’ – ‘Bye, Basti!’

Sky Sports quote the midfielder as telling the German FA.

‘That will be a special evening for me, I have a lot to thank the DFB and the fans in Germany for. I’m really looking forward to the chance to be able to run out for Germany for one last time.’

Another familiar face to many is Lukas Podolski, he made his debut in the same match as Schweinsteiger and he too announced his retirement earlier in the week, with him getting a similar send off too.

Germany coach Joachim Low added.

‘Basti and Lukas have been huge servants of the national team, the German FA and German football in general. I know that it will mean a lot to both of them to be able to play one last time for Germany. That shows how important the team is, and was, to them.’

Schweinsteiger has been training in the reserves since Jose Mourinho arrived.

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