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Lukas Podolski signs off career with Germany in style with brilliant winner against England

Lukas Podolski signs off career with Germany in style with brilliant winner against England

Germany coach Joachim Loew also experimented by starting just three 2014 World Cup winners in Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels and Podolski.

Germany vs England: Timo Werner set for Germany debut as Lukas Podolski bids farewell

Germany vs England: Timo Werner set for Germany debut as Lukas Podolski bids farewell

The 31-year-old has scored 48 goals in 148 appearances for Germany, but has not held down a first-team place since the Euro 2012 finals.

READ! Germany forward Lukas Podolski's EMOTIONAL good-bye letter on International retirement

READ! Germany forward Lukas Podolski's EMOTIONAL good-bye letter on International retirement

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger also announced retirement from International duty.

Germany's Lukas Podolski ends his successful 12-year international career

Germany's Lukas Podolski ends his successful 12-year international career

"I am dedicating myself more to other things, mainly my family," he explained. "The national team has always been in my heart, and they always will be, but I felt after the Euros and the vacation that my focus has shifted."