Soccer Football - Germany - Joachim Loew Press Conference - German Football Museum, Dortmund, Germany - May 15, 2018 Germany coach Joachim Loew during the press conference REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
CAIRO – 4 July 2018: German Football Federation announced on Tuesday that national team manager, Joachim Loew, will stay at his position till the end of his contract in 2022.
Loew was criticized after the reigning champions, Germany, were knocked out of the competition from the group stage.
Loew’s choices for the World Cup surprised football fans as he left the Premier League Young Player of the Year, Leroy Sane, at home.
He also counted on Manuel Neuer as the starting goalkeeper despite suffering an injury and left Marc Andre Ter Stegen on bench despite having a stunning season with Barcelona.
Germany suffered a disastrous run at the World Cup. They lost the first game 1-0 to Mexico and bounced back defeating Sweden 2-1 thanks to a late free kick by Toni Kroos.
German fans expected their national team to destroy South Korea at the last group stage game and secure a spot at the second round but the German team lost 2-0 and suffered an early exit.
It is the first time since 1938 that Germany leaves the World Cup from the first round.
Loew’s contract with Germany is set to end after 2022 World Cup in Qatar.