Loew leads tributes to Lahm after Germany skipper announces retirement from international football

Germany coach Joachim Loew led the tributes to World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his international retirement on Friday.

The 30-year-old Lahm brought an end to his German career after winning 113 caps, the last of which saw him lift the World Cup following last Sunday's final victory over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

Lahm with the World Cup trophy.

Credit: PA