Clubs' European success good for Germany, says Joachim Loew

Next Thursday, the Bundesliga trio of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 will discover their Champions League last 16 opponents after all three finished top of their groups.

updated: December 13, 2012 23:47 IST
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Berlin: With a record seven Bundesliga teams in the knock-out stages of either the Champions League or Europa League, Germany's European success can only help the national side, boss Joachim Loew has said.

"It has always been my wish that we would have more teams in the knock-out stages than just Bayern Munich," Germany's head coach Loew said in Berlin on Thursday.

"For the players, it is very important to gather these experiences. It's a good basis for next year."

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