'Good luck winning the World Cup' - NBA star Nowitzki welcomes Schweinsteiger to MLS

The Dallas Mavericks power forward was in a jovial mood on April Fool's Day as he wished good luck to the new Chicago Fire signing

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has welcomed Bastian Schweinsteiger to the United States, poking further fun at the journalist who asked the Chicago Fire's new signing if they could win the World Cup.

Schweinsteiger was introduced as a Fire player on Wednesday, but one member of the assembled media caused hilarity as he asked the 32-year-old if he can help Chicago to World Cup glory.

Journalist sorry for Schweini gaffe

With this question causing a stir, Nowitzkisent his best wishes to his compatriot -who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014 - jokingly urging him to repeat the feat with the Fire.

"Hey Schweini, welcome to the US - proud of you to make that move," Nowitzki said in a video posted on the Fire'sTwitter account. "Hope everything goes well in Chicago and good luck winning the World Cup.

"I'll be watching. Go Chicago Fire - good luck, buddy."

Schweinsteiger, who left Manchester United to join the MLS ranks, makes his debut for the Fire on Saturday against the Montreal Impact

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