Joachim Loew extends Germany contract until 2020

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 31, 2016 09:01 PM
Joachim Loew extends Germany contract until 2020
Coach of German national soccer team Joachim Loew smiles after signing a new contract in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has extended his contract through the 2020 European Championship, giving him another chance to win the continental title.

Loew guided Germany to the World Cup title in 2014 in Brazil but has failed to win the European Championship in three attempts, most recently this year in France, where Germany lost in the semifinals.

The new deal was announced Monday at a news conference in Frankfurt.

Loew, whose previous deal took him through the next World Cup in Russia, has been in charge since taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2006 World Cup. Loew had been Klinsmann's assistant as Germany finished third in its home tournament.

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