Former World Cup winner André Schürrle has retired at the age of 29 after failing to recapture the form that helped him star for Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea.

Schürrle, who was released from his contract with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, told Der Spiegel magazine that “I don’t need any more applause.”

He was part of the Germany team that won the 2014 World Cup, scoring twice in the 7-1 win over host Brazil in the semi-finals.

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