Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Galatasaray striker Lukas Podolski will receive an official send-off for their services to the Germany national team with a farewell game, the German FA (DFB) has revealed.
Schweinsteiger announced his retirement after Euro 2016 and Podolski also quite international football soon after.
Both players were involved in the 2014 World Cup triumph and also featured in Euro 2016 this summer.
Schweinsteiger will be given the chance to play his farewell game on August 31 against Finland at Borussia Park in Monchengladbach but Podolski – who is currently injured – will be unavailable and as a result his match will be played at a later date.
Germany coach Joachim Low was quoted as saying: “Bastian and Lukas have rendered a great service to the German national team, the DFB and German football. I know that it will mean a lot to both of them to play for their country one last time. It really shows how important the national team has been for them.”
Podolski was the third highest goal scorer in German but hasn’t scored a goal for the national team in a competitive game in more than four years.
The powerful striker joined Galatasaray from Arsenal last season and has already won two trophies since his arrival – the Turkish Cup and Super Cup.