Football: Germany boss Loew set to extend DFB contract

Germany's Joachim Loew has said he expects to agree to extend his contract past the 2014 World Cup -- and prolong his seven-year reign -- after his team booked their Brazil berth.

Germany confirmed their World Cup place with a 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on Friday in Cologne ahead of Tuesday's final qualifier against Sweden in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Having succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann as Germany coach after the 2006 World Cup, the 53-year-old Loew has steered Germany to the Euro 2008 final and semi-final spots at both Euro 2012 and the 2010 World Cup.

Under Loew, Germany have won 67 of their 98 matches and his contract with the German Football Federation (DFB) will expire after the 2014 World Cup.

"I still have to talk to (DFB president) Wolfgang Niersbach, there is no need to rush anything," said Loew.

"But I am confident we will come to an agreement.

"It won't happen today, it won't happen tomorrow, but we have had an initial discussion and discussed some general parameters."

Loew is keen to avoid his previous contract extensions in 2010 which overshadowed Germany's build-up to that year's World Cup and he eventually signed a deal in 2011.

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