Bastian Schweinsteiger to miss France friendly

Updated: Feb 04, 2013, 16:36 PM IST

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 3-0 win over Mainz.

Schweinsteiger has been a part of the team since 2004 and has scored 23 goals in 97 appearances. During his eight years with the "Nationalelf" he has become one of the key players and leaders within the team.