Replacing Philipp Lahm: 6 Possible Long-Term Successors at Right-Back

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Replacing Philipp Lahm: 6 Possible Long-Term Successors at Right-Back
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Philipp Lahm has retired from international football following Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup victory in Brazil this month.

The news, confirmed by Bild (h/t talkSPORT), has resonated across the footballing community and left fans in shock. At 30 years of age, it seems early—premature perhaps—but attention must now turn to who replaces him in the setup.

Here, we take a look at what Germany have to offer in terms of long-term right-backs in the wake of Lahm's departure.

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