Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has received the backing of his superiors in the German Football Federation (DFB).
"Joachim Loew is competent, straightforward and serious," DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach told the WAZ newspaper group. "For the DFB he remains the ideal coach."
Niersbach added: "You mustn't forget that we are second in the world rankings (behind Spain). And it's not possible that after every Euro, 15 coaches are fired and only the winner remains."