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Still speechless after Paris attacks, says Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger

Berlin: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger said yesterday that the tragedy in Paris has left him 'speechless' and has called for unity after the latest wave of terrorist attacks.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger

"I am still speechless about what happened on Friday," the 31-year-old wrote on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"My sincerest condolences to everybody who is affected by this terrible tragedy. My prayers also go out to all the people who lost their lives the day before in Beirut. No matter where you come from and what religion you follow — we are united."

The Manchester United midfielder captained Germany against France on Friday in a friendly which was overshadowed when at least 129 people were killed in a series of violent terrorist attacks across the French capital.

Several deaths took place near Paris' Stade de France where the friendly international took place. The fearful German team preferred to spend Friday night at the stadium than drive across the city, the squad attempting to grab some sleep on mattresses on the changing room floor, before flying home early Saturday.

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