BREAKING NEWS: Lahm to retire at end of the season

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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will retire from football at the end of the 2016-17 Bundesliga campaign.

Under contract until 2018, Lahm announced his plan to quit ahead of schedule, having celebrated his 500th club appearance against Schalke on Saturday.

The 33-year-old full-back, who won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, is seeking a record-equalling eighth Bundesliga title this season.