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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:55

Loew to stay on as Germany coach

By Associated Press
 Loew to stay on as Germany coach
Germany's coach Joachim Loew celebrate the team's FIFA World Cup title at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate. (AFP PHOTO / CLEMENS BILAN)

FRANKFURT, Germany - World Cup winner Joachim Loew says he will remain the Germany coach through the 2016 European Championship in France.

There was speculation Loew may step down after Germany lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final in Rio de Janeiro 10 days ago, although Loew's contract was extended before the tournament.

But Loew says in an interview on the German Football Federation's website that he can "imagine nothing more beautiful'' than to continue working with this team.

Loew says he is as motivated as on "the first day'' as the Germany coach, and the World Cup triumph was the highlight but not the conclusion.

Germany and Argentina have a rematch in a friendly in Duesseldorf on Sept 3.

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