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Schweinsteiger favoured to become new Germany leader

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BERLIN - German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm. 

Bastian Schweinsteiger cheers celebrates Germany's victory in the World Cup at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on July 15, 2014

Schweinsteiger became a symbol of Germany's charge to a fourth trophy, battling on through the final victory over Argentina despite taking an elbow in the face that left blood pouring from a cut.

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