Russian Federation 2018: Joachim Low extends contract with Germany

Russian Federation 2018: Joachim Low extends contract with Germany

Russian Federation 2018: Joachim Low extends contract with Germany

The German Football Association (DFB) announced on Tuesday that Low, a former assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann who succeeded the ex-Tottenham striker after a third-place finish at the 2006 tournament on home soil, had signed a four-year contract through to 2022. "He played for us with full commitment and he has a very, very good character".

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Germany enjoyed a stunning success over hosts Brazil in the semi-finals, running out 7-1 winners, and went on to beat Argentina in extra-time in the final.

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Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

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