Germany boss Joachim Low extends deal until Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Joachim Low has penned a contract extension with the German football Association (DFB) to keep him in charge of the national team until 2022.

The 2014 World Cup victor had been linked with several high profile roles, including the vacant Arsenal post.

Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F at next month's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Apart from Loew, the contracts of assistant coach Thomas Schneider and goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke have been extended until 2022 whereas the contracts of national team manager Oliver Bierhoff and youth team contact partner Marcus Sorg, run until 2024.

Low joined the national team set-up as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2004 and helped the team reach the semi-finals of the World Cup two years later.

Managing director of the DFB Oliver Bierhoff, a former Germany global, has also extended his contract through to 2024.

He said: "If they don't fire me, then I think I'm staying at Juventus next year too".

"For me it is important to continue the process that has begun with the academy and the national teams in a consistent and long-term way".

DFB president Grindel was thrilled to confirm Bierhoff and Low will remain in post for the foreseeable future.

"We want to thank you for the trust placed in us, which is also an obligation to establish ourselves amongst the best in the world", said Loew directly to Grindel.