Joachim Loew signs contract extension with Germany until 2016

Under Loew Germany made it through to the final of Euro 2008, where they lost 1-0 to Spain, third place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and the semi-finals at Euro 2012.

updated: October 18, 2013 21:53 IST
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Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has agreed a new contract that will take him through until 2016, the German football federation (DFB) announced on Friday.

Loew's existing deal runs until the 2014 World Cup but both the manager and DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach had made it clear they wanted the arrangement to continue after Brazil.

"Since the 2006 World Cup, the national team has finished in the top four at each World Cup and Euro and they brilliantly qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil," Niersbach said.

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