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Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger ties the knot with tennis ace Ana

By Staff Reporter

Euro 2016 may have ended in agony for German captain Bastian Schweinsteiger - but he put the heartbreak behind him as he wed tennis star Ana Ivanovic in the romantic surroundings of Venice yesterday.

The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder was devastated after failing to reach the final of the Euros when he gave away a penalty against France in the semis.

His new wife Ana (28), the world number 25, also suffered a disappointing first round exit at Wimbledon this year.

The lack of silverware between the famous sporting couple seemed to be a distant memory however as they emerged from Venice city hall.

The bride stunned onlookers with her beautifully simple floor-length gown featuring a ruffled skirt, while her new husband wore a two piece blue suit.

As the wedding party left, the newly-weds climbed on to a boat with guests.

Such was the intense media spotlight on the couple, German media claimed friends and family were not allowed to know the location of the ceremony in advance.

Instead, they were simply told to turn up at Munich Airport on Monday morning before boarding a private jet.

Schweinsteiger has recently signed a three-year contract with Manchester United and is expected to stay to play under new manager Jose Mourinho.

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