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Schweinsteiger: Germany on verge of perfection

21 March 2013 11:01

Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Germany are on their way to perfection.

The Bayern Munich midfielder added that it is an honour for the team to be compared to reigning European and world champions Spain.

Schweinsteiger says Vicente del Bosque's outfit have been the best team in the past few years, and is keen to emulate the Roja.

"Spain have a certain perfection in their game. They have been training on this for the past 10 years or so. We are working hard on achieving the same perfection and are well on our way," Schweinsteiger said.

"It's absolutely no problem for us to be compared to Spain. They have been the best team out there since 2008. It's an honour to be compared to them."

The influential midfielder has been capped 97 times so far, and he is looking forward to making his 100th international appearance for Germany.

"Of course, this is something that's on my mind. It's something very special for me to play for the national team. I am proud to be playing for Germany and I cannot wait for my 100th cap," he said.

Germany take on Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier in Astana on Friday, before hosting the same opponents four days later.

Germany top the Group C standings after picking up 10 points from their first four games. Kazakhstan are second from the bottom with just a single point.

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Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
22 March 2013
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Astana Arena (Astana)
Attendance
30000

Goals

0 - 1
20' T. Müller
 (assist by B. Schweinsteiger)
0 - 2
0 - 3
74' T. Müller
 (assist by M. Özil)

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