Friday March 13th, 2015

The German Football Association (DFB) extended the contract of coach Joachim Low, keeping him with the team through the 2018 World Cup.

Low’s contract runs through July 31, 2018. The DFB is also signing assistant coach Thomas Schneider and goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke to new contracts.

Low replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as Germany's coach after the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He led Germany to the World Cup title last year in Brazil.

"I've said many times that it's an incredibly big challenge and motivation for us all to confirm our success from Brazil," Low said. "Our young team have not reached the end of their development yet, and the same goes for the majority of our players.

"That is why I would like to thank the president Wolfgang Niersbach and general secretary Helmut Sandrock for the faith, support and the offer to extend our contracts prematurely."

Germany trails Poland by three points after four matches in qualifying for next year's European Championship in France. 

- Scooby Axson

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