Less than a week after steering his nation to World Cup glory Germany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football.
The 30-year-old began his international career in 2004 and six years later took over over the captaincy from Michael Ballack and lead the team to the world cup semis in South Africa.
He also captained his country to the last four of Euro 2012.
He earned 113 caps for his country.
He will continue to play for Bayern Munich though.
Lahm who also captains the Bavarian side recently extended his contract with the German champions to 2018.
On top of winning the World Cup, Lahm has celebrated five Bundesliga titles with bayern as well as five German Cups and the Champions League crown.
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