Following the retirement of his predecessor Philip Lahm after the Brazil 2014 World Cup triumph, Germany winger Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named as a replacement for captainship

This move is much to the surprise of many predictors who thought goalkeeper Manuel Neuer would be selected for the captain's armband

The 30 year old midfielder has won 108 caps and scored 23 goals for Germany, he however, will be unavailable for the team's Wednesday friendly game against Argentina as he is currently nursing a knee injury

Schweinsteiger's choice for the position may not be very much contested as he is the most experienced after Philip Lahm

Low told GGerman press on Tuesday

Low also changed his backroom staff with the replacement of assistant coach Hansi Flick who is now Sporting Director for the German Football Federation

Flick is now replaced by former Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider, an ex-international