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MARSEILLE, France -- Bastian Schweinsteiger barely put a foot wrong in the first half of Germanys European Championship semifinal against France. Huarache Australia. It was his hand that got him and his team into trouble.Battling for position with Patrice Evra at a corner in first-half stoppage time of Thursdays match, Schweinsteigers raised arm and hand made contact with the ball and referee Nicola Rizzoli pointed to the spot. The 31-year-old Germany captain could only look on as Antoine Griezmann calmly converted the spot kick with the last touch of the first half.With Griezmann doubling Frances lead in the 72nd minute, pouncing on sloppy defending and a ham-fisted clearance by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Schweinsteigers miserable, injury-marred season finally ended -- one match too early for his liking.As Germany pushed for the goals that could turn the match around, Joachim Loew replaced Schweinsteiger in the 79th minute with the more attacking Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane.Loew didnt blame his captain for the penalty, which had echoes of the quarterfinal against Italy, when defender Jerome Boateng gave away a spot kick with a handball.Theres nothing to blame him for, Loew said of his captain, who won his 120th cap on the night. You can say the hand shouldnt be there, but there are movements when you jump up, you cant control them. I cant blame any player for that.Up until that moment, Schweinsteiger appeared to be putting his disappointing season behind him with the kind of dominant defensive midfield performance that helped power Germany to World Cup glory in 2014.The right knee injury that sidelined him for much of his club season with Manchester United had threatened to keep him out of the semifinal, along with midfield partner Sami Khedira and striker Mario Gomez.In the end, Schweinsteiger was declared fit and if his knee was hurting, it didnt show.The tireless midfielder at times appeared to be man-marking both Griezmann and Olivier Giroud, reading the game so well that he could cut out passes before they reached Frances danger men and, failing that, time his tackles to perfection.But in this match he will be remembered for his inadvertent handball that came seconds before the halftime whistle and decisively swung the momentum Frances way.Its always bad to concede just before the break, was all Schweinsteiger could say about the incident.Schweinsteigers prominent role in the Germany side that won the World Cup in Brazil two years ago must feel like a long time ago to a player who was a midfield cornerstone in a dominant Bayern Munich team, before his move to Old Trafford.After a strong start, repeated injuries ended his season prematurely. He was not even on the bench when his team beat Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup.On Thursday night, a tournament that could have salvaged the season ended in more heartache. Schweinsteiger cut a dejected figure as he trudged across the Stade Velodrome turf to console his teammates as Frances players celebrated.Of course were sad and disappointed not to reach the final, but thats football, he said. Youre left with empty hands sometimes. Nike Huarache Mens Australia . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. 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Newcastle are on the verge of signing a Chinese player with practically no first-team football experience in three years to satisfy the A-League clubs new Chinese owners.Ma Leilei arrives in Australia on Thursday night and is expected to finalise a contract in the coming days.The 27-year-old wingers imminent signing stems from the desire of new Jets owners, Martin Lees Ledman Group, to have a Chinese player on the books so as to increase interest in the club in his home country.Information on Ma is scant, but according to various databases he has not made any first-team appearances since early 2014, when he played a handful of matches with second-tier Chinese outfits Meizhou Hakka FC and Qingdao Jonooon. Nike Kwazi Red. is best years came between 2008 and 2012 with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda, notching 37 games over five seasons.During that time he played against Central Coast in the Asian Champions League.Ma trialled for the Jets during Augusts pre-season tour of China, coming off the bench in three friendlies.Given sacked coach Scott Miller was still at the helm, his successor Mark Jones has never seen him play.The primary concern will be Mas fitness, and its unclear whether Jones will find himself under any pressure to give Ma game time if it is not warranted.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '