Schweinsteiger is celebrated after the World Cup picture by Argentines: "I named my son after you"
Created: 12/18/2022, 3:00 p.m
By: Boris Manz
Bastian Schweinsteiger congratulated Argentina on Instagram for reaching the World Cup final.
Fans from Argentina then expressed their admiration for him.
Doha – Lionel Messi performed magic in Argentina's World Cup semi-final victory over Croatia.
Bastian Schweinsteiger stood on the sidelines with Esther Sedlaczek during the live broadcast.
The FC Bayern legend then congratulated the Argentines on Instagram on their strong performance – the Argentine fans responded with hymns of praise for the world champion, even though he had destroyed their dream of a world title eight years earlier.
Birthday and place
1 August in Kolbermoor
Bayern Munich (-2015), Manchester United (-2017), Chicago Fire (-2019)
663 games / 80 goals / 113 assists
1x World Champion, 1x Champions League Winner, 1x Germany's Footballer of the Year, 1 Europa League Winner, 8x German Champion, 7x DFB Cup Winner, 1x English Cup Winner, 1x English Cup Winner
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In Germany, the 2014 World Cup triumph at the Estadio do Maracana was closely linked to Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The pictures of the heroic commitment of the midfield strategist, who threw himself into every duel and left his heart in the field, inspired football in Germany.
He also showed his greatness in front of the opponent: after the World Cup victory, Schweinsteiger comforted the Argentine team - pictures of him holding Lionel Messi in his arms went around the world.
Scenes that have apparently not been forgotten in Argentina.
True greatness: Bastian Schweinsteiger comforted the disappointed Lionel Messi during the 2014 World Cup victory in the Estadio do Maracana.
© Imago / Moritz Müller
Bastian Schweinsteiger praises Argentina's appearance in the World Cup semi-finals and "Messi show"
Comments under an Instagram post by the 38-year-old show the great respect that Argentine fans have for the former heart of the DFB-Elf.
After Argentina's impressive 3-0 win over Croatia, Schweinsteiger congratulated the "gauchos" on reaching the World Cup final.
"What a performance," enthused the ex-professional on Instagram.
"Congratulations to Argentina." Afterwards, Schweinsteiger once again singled out a player from "Albiceleste" and spoke of a "Messi show".
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Words that apparently went down very well in Argentina.
Under the post, numerous Argentinian fans expressed their appreciation for Schweinsteiger.
“You are my favorite German player.
I will never forget how you knocked out Messi at the 2014 World Cup," wrote an Argentinian fan.
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"How you, Bastian, and the big Germany drove us crazy.
My admiration and greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Master,” was the most popular comment under the World Cup hero's post.
Another user even wrote: "I'm from Argentina and I named my son after you."
On Instagram: Argentina fans pay tribute to Schweinsteiger for World Cup final against Lionel Messi
It is doubtful whether many players in Germany will be named after the Japanese players after the embarrassing defeat in the preliminary round of the World Cup.
The Japanese certainly behaved respectfully.