Despite group exit shock, Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew stays on as coach

Germany's head coach Joachim Loew talks to media as he arrives at Frankfurt international airport on June 28, 2018, after flying back from Moscow following the German national football team's defeat in the Russia 2018 football World Cup. Germany's embattled national team braced for a cold homecoming on June 28, 2018 after a shock World Cup exit that has plunged the football-mad nation into mourning and leaves the future of coach Joachim Loew in the balance. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel ROLAND

BERLIN- Germany coach Joachim Loew will stay on as coach of the national side despite failing the reach the knockout stages for the first time since 1938 in a World Cup.

Many expected the veteran coach, who has been at the helm as national coach for over 12 years to resign, or be fired.

The German Football Federation (GFB) said that despite their group elimination Loew will remain as coach.

“We are all firmly convinced that with Jogi Loew, we have a national coach who will analyse (the situation) very precisely, take the right steps and lead our team back on the road to success,” DFB president Reinhard Grindel said in a statement issued by the federation.

Loew said he was “very grateful for the confidence that the DFB continues to place in me.”

Loew did take over as coach after the 2006 World Cup and in 2014 led Germany to their fourth World Cup title.

Until the Russian tournament he had taken the team to the semi-finals in all major tournaments.

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