Football

Hero's Farewell for Germany's Lukas Podolski in Dortmund

If sporting careers, like political ones, tend to end in failure then nobody told Germany's Lukas Podolski, who was afforded a hero's farewell in Dortmund on Tuesday. Having announced his retirement after Euro 2016, the 31-year-old was ready to end his long association with the national side on a low-key note before heading to Japan to play out his autumn years.

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