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    BERLIN: Germany captain Philipp Lahm on Friday ended his international career just five days after leading his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil.
    Tributes immediately poured in for the 30-year-old Bayern Munich full back who has played 113 games for Germany.
    His career, already packed with Champions League and Bundesliga titles, culminated in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Argentina that made Lahm only the 20th World Cup winning captain.
    He showed off the World Cup to an estimated 500,000 people who gave the team a heroes’ welcome in Berlin on Tuesday.
    The international retirement, confirmed by Lahm’s agent Roman Grill, to the SID sports news agency, a subsidiary of AFP, took Germany by surprise.
    But the German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed that it would have to find a new captain.
    “It’s the right time for me (after the title),” Grill quoted Lahm as saying.
    Grill said Lahm had been considering all season ending his international playing days.
    “I made the decision that the World Cup in Brazil would be my final tournament,” Lahm added.
    Lahm, one of the best defenders of his generation, has been Germany’s captain since 2010.
    He has made himself the undisputed leader of the German team and was a close confidant of coach Joachim Loew during the World Cup campaign.
    He said that he was leaving “in perfect harmony” with the DFB.
    Lahm informed Loew of his decision to retire over breakfast on the morning after their World Cup triumph.
    DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach was informed of Lahm’s decision on Friday morning. “I thanked him for 10 years of superb work together,” said Lahm.
    Niersbach said that he “quickly understood that there was no question of making him (Lahm) change his mind”.
    He praised Lahm as “not only an extraordinary player but also an absolute role model”.
    “I thanked him for all that he had contributed,” added Niersbach.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel also paid tribute to the retiring skipper.
    “I would like to express (to Lahm) my greatest respect for all he has done for the national team,” Merkel told a press conference in Berlin.
    Lahm is the fourth captain of the German team to lift the World Cup trophy after Fritz Walter (1954), Franz Beckenbauer (1974) and Lothar Matthaeus (1990).
    The full-back, who will continue playing club football for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, made his international debut in 2004 against Croatia.
    His contract with Bayern runs until 2018.
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    hmm i think its best time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsaid words View Post
    737487 LahmAFP 1405691899 160 640x480 - Germany's Lahm calls time on international career

    BERLIN: Germany captain Philipp Lahm on Friday ended his international career just five days after leading his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil.
    Tributes immediately poured in for the 30-year-old Bayern Munich full back who has played 113 games for Germany.
    His career, already packed with Champions League and Bundesliga titles, culminated in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Argentina that made Lahm only the 20th World Cup winning captain.
    He showed off the World Cup to an estimated 500,000 people who gave the team a heroes’ welcome in Berlin on Tuesday.
    The international retirement, confirmed by Lahm’s agent Roman Grill, to the SID sports news agency, a subsidiary of AFP, took Germany by surprise.
    But the German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed that it would have to find a new captain.
    “It’s the right time for me (after the title),” Grill quoted Lahm as saying.
    Grill said Lahm had been considering all season ending his international playing days.
    “I made the decision that the World Cup in Brazil would be my final tournament,” Lahm added.
    Lahm, one of the best defenders of his generation, has been Germany’s captain since 2010.
    He has made himself the undisputed leader of the German team and was a close confidant of coach Joachim Loew during the World Cup campaign.
    He said that he was leaving “in perfect harmony” with the DFB.
    Lahm informed Loew of his decision to retire over breakfast on the morning after their World Cup triumph.
    DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach was informed of Lahm’s decision on Friday morning. “I thanked him for 10 years of superb work together,” said Lahm.
    Niersbach said that he “quickly understood that there was no question of making him (Lahm) change his mind”.
    He praised Lahm as “not only an extraordinary player but also an absolute role model”.
    “I thanked him for all that he had contributed,” added Niersbach.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel also paid tribute to the retiring skipper.
    “I would like to express (to Lahm) my greatest respect for all he has done for the national team,” Merkel told a press conference in Berlin.
    Lahm is the fourth captain of the German team to lift the World Cup trophy after Fritz Walter (1954), Franz Beckenbauer (1974) and Lothar Matthaeus (1990).
    The full-back, who will continue playing club football for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, made his international debut in 2004 against Croatia.
    His contract with Bayern runs until 2018.
    Uffff. Yeh khatm nhi hota kya
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    Quote Originally Posted by °Têhrêêr° View Post

    Uffff. Yeh khatm nhi hota kya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsaid words View Post


    phli baat to baat baat py dandy nhi uthaty >" smilieid="289" class="inlineimg">
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    Quote Originally Posted by °Têhrêêr° View Post
    phli baat to baat baat py dandy nhi uthaty >" smilieid="289" class="inlineimg">
    aap ko masla kya hai football se
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsaid words View Post


    aap ko masla kya hai football se
    Achaw yeh football hy nhi masla nhi hy galy ka bukhar hy how boring
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    Quote Originally Posted by °Têhrêêr° View Post

    Achaw yeh football hy nhi masla nhi hy galy ka bukhar hy how boring
    footbaal or boring aap ko kya pata
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsaid words View Post


    footbaal or boring aap ko kya pata
    Boring to hum NY kaha hi nhi bukhar hyy fever I hate all game kin a sar dard hyy
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    Quote Originally Posted by °Têhrêêr° View Post

    Boring to hum NY kaha hi nhi bukhar hyy fever I hate all game kin a sar dard hyy
    chalo phr phuto idhar
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