BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER

  • Champions League: Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term vs Moscow December 9, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E. The 30-year-old playmaker only recently made a comeback after a four-month break due to a...
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain September 2, 2014

    Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain to replace the retired Philipp Lahm. The 30yearold Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich teammate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World...
  • Germany World Cup heroes return home to huge fan party July 15, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's World Cupwinning team returned home to share the country's fourth title with huge crowds of cheering fans on Tuesday. The team's plane touched down at Berlin's Tegel Airport midmorning after flying low over the "fan mile" in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate. Captain Philipp Lahm led the team...
  • Germany ride on Mario Goetze goal to beat Argentina, win FIFA World Cup July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24year wait for another World Cup title. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 10 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to one piece of...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany feeling no pressure, says Schweinsteiger July 12, 2014

    Germany will feel no pressure in the World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday as they have the experience to cope with the biggest stage of all, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Saturday. "We are immensely happy. I don't think that we have any pressure. We have a lot of players...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil may excel without Neymar, says Schweinsteiger July 6, 2014

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Sunday he was saddened Brazil's Neymar will not feature in their semifinal but believed the hosts may play above themselves with the whole nation behind them. He added Germany were looking forward to a classic game on Tuesday against Brazil, who won the 2002 World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew's challenge is to find a role for Schweinsteiger June 22, 2014

    Berlin: Not wanting to get involved in the intense discussions about Germany's midfield lineup, Bastian Schweinsteiger walked past the press without saying a word after a 22 draw against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza. The German midfielder did not appear to be overwhelmingly happy...
  • No surprises in Germany's final World Cup squad June 2, 2014

    Frankfurt: Germany coach Joachim Loew included all of his injured stars in his final World Cup squad on Monday following a troubled training camp and an unconvincing 22 draw with Cameroon. Among the players Loew named to the squad were goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defender and captain Philipp Lahm and midfielder Bastian...
  • Bayern hopeful of last four spot even without Schweini April 2, 2014

    Bayern Munich are confident they will compensate for the absences of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez when they meet Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final second leg and book their spot in the next round. Midfielder Schweinsteiger, who scored the equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Manchester on Tuesday was...
  • Spirited Manchester United hold Bayern Munich 1-1 in Champions League April 2, 2014

    England: Bastian Schweinsteiger scored an equaliser for Bayern Munich and was then sent off as the holders drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United, floundering in the English Premier League under new manager David Moyes, confounded grim pre-game...
  • Ribery shines as holders Bayern Munich ease to victory October 24, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery dazzled on his return from injury, scoring twice as the holders demolished Viktoria Plzen 50 in the Champions League on Wednesday and edged closer to the knockout stage with three wins from three Group D games. Bayern, whose last encounter with Plzen was back in 1971...
  • Schweinsteiger may be fit for Chelsea match, say Bayern Munich August 28, 2013

    Berlin: Bayern Munich playmaker Bastian Schweinsteiger could be fit for Friday's Super Cup showdown with Chelsea in Prague after an injury he picked up on Tuesday was less serious than initially feared, the treble winners said. The Germany international, who had foot surgery in the close season and raced to be...
  • Bayern's Schweinsteiger doubtful for Super Cup August 28, 2013

    Berlin: Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is doubtful for their Super Cup game against Chelsea on Friday in Prague after straining his ankle in a 1-1 Bundesliga draw at Freiburg on Tuesday. "He strained his ankle," coach Pep Guardiola told reporters. "Tomorrow there will be a medical check. I hope he...
  • Schweinsteiger out of Germany squad for Paraguay August 8, 2013

    Frankfurt: Coach Joachim Loew has left Bastian Schweinsteiger out of Germany's squad for their friendly against Paraguay in Kaiserslautern and decided against any new callups. Schweinsteiger and Bayern Munich teammate Mario Goetze need time to get back to full fitness, Loew said on Thursday. Another Bayern player, Toni Kroos, was left...
  • Schweinsteiger wins Germany footballer of the year July 28, 2013

    Berlin: Bastian Schweinsteiger is Germany's footballer of the year according to an annual poll of sports journalists conducted by Kicker magazine. Schweinsteiger received 92 of 527 votes, ahead of Bayern Munich teammates Franck Ribery (87) and Thomas Mueller (85). Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski was fifth while his teammate Marco Reus, the...
  • Messi, Ronaldo, Bayern quartet on UEFA award list July 9, 2013

    Nyon: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing with four Champions League winners from Bayern Munich in a 10man contest to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 201213 season. UEFA published on Tuesday the candidate list which included Arjen Robben, whose late goal clinched Bayern's 21 win...
  • Bayern Munich win Bundesliga title in record time April 6, 2013

    Berlin: Bayern Munich won their German league title in record time on Saturday by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 10 to open up an unassailable 20point lead with six games left in the season. The Bavarians ended the twoyear reign of Borussia Dortmund by clinching their 22nd Bundesliga title faster than any...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 20. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 30 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger to miss France friendly February 4, 2013

    Berlin: German international and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has decided to miss the international football friendly against France next Wednesday due to an injury. DFB (German soccer association) in an official statement Sunday said that Schweinsteiger has suffered an ankle injury during Bayern's 30 win over Mainz. Schweinsteiger has been a...
  • Injuries rule out Klose, Ozil for Netherlands friendly November 12, 2012

    Berlin: Injurystricken Germany will be without playmaker Mesut Ozil and their only outandout striker Miroslav Klose when they take on Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam on Wednesday as the injured list grew on Monday. The Germans are already without a handful of starters with midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos...
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger returns to Germany squad October 5, 2012

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is back in the Germany squad for World Cup qualifying matches against Ireland and Sweden. Schweinsteiger was dropped for the first two games against the Faeroe Islands and Austria after losing form following a series of injuries last season, but he has come back strongly...
  • Bayern down Valencia 21 in Champions League September 20, 2012

    Munich: Toni Kroos' powerful longrange strike ensured Bayern Munich made a winning start in the Champions League with a 21 victory over Valencia on Wednesday. Kroos let fly to the top left corner with 14 minutes remaining, just as a defensive Valencia side had threatened to equalize Bastian Schweinsteiger's 38thminute opening...
  • Patience key for Germany against Greece June 22, 2012

    Gdansk: A day before their European Championship quarterfinal against Greece, the one thing on German minds was patience. Both coach Joachim Loew and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believe composure will be the key to success. The Germans expect Greece to erect a defensive wall in front of its goal. Breaking it...