Bernd Schuster has defined his reasoning for retiring from the West Germany nationwide group at simply 24-years-old, citing main disagreements with the German federation that precipitated him to 

At 20, Schuster made his worldwide debut, a 12 months earlier than profitable the European Championship in 1980. Named within the Workforce of the Match, his performances throughout that season additionally earned him second place in Europe’s finest participant award, behind team-mate Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.