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Löw commits himself to future with national team
Joachim Löw. Photo: DPA

Joachim Löw ended speculation about his immediate future when he confirmed Tuesday that he would stay on as coach of Germany despite the disappointment of the Euro 2016 semi-final defeat by France.

Ancelotti: I'm not here to lead a revolution
Carlo Ancelotti. Photo: DPA

...but I will try and win every title

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Germans' football passion delights refugees
The fan mile at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

Many refugees have found a way into German culture through the enthusiastic support locals show for their national team.

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Anger at politician's 'national team' football tweet
Who gave away the penalty again? Photo: DPA

Was the AfD politician being racist, or was it a misunderstanding?

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'Disappointed' Löw questions future as Germany manager
Joachim Löw. Photo: DPA

Germany coach Joachim Löw refused to commit himself to stay beyond the next World Cup campaign as he picked through the wreckage of the country's Euro 2016 exit.

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Schweinsteiger fit for start in semi
Photo: dpa

Captain Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his first start of Euro 2016 in Thursday's semi-final against France, coach Joachim Löw has confirmed.

Brexit, budget keep Merkel away from football
Work, work, work, work, work. Photo: DPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel, an avid football fan, will not attend Die Mannschaft's Euro 2016 semi-final match against France this week due to a busy schedule.

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Löw rallies players with motto of 'Bring on the French'
Joachim Löw. Photo: DPA

Despite a mounting injury list, Germany coach Joachim Löw is relishing facing the Euro 2016 hosts in Thursday's semi-final under the motto - 'Bring on France'.

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Löw scrambles for players for semi against France

Germany's Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira have been ruled out of the rest of Euro 2016 through injury while captain Bastian Schweinsteiger remains a doubt for Thursday's semi-final against France.

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Löw takes flak despite decade of German success
Under Löw's stewardship, the football-mad German public has got used to success again. Photo: DPA

In reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Joachim Löw has maintained his impressive record of consistently steering Germany to the final stages of major tournaments -- yet is still facing criticism at home.

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Germany squeeze past Italy on penalties to make semis
The Germans maintained a remarkable record of shootout successes. Photo: DPA

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head.

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Germany v Italy: battle of hair, towers and two-wheelers
Italy face Germany in the quarter finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday. Photo: Axel Heimken/Martin Bureau/AFP

Italy vs Germany is not only one of the greatest rivalries in international football, it's also a titanic clash of culture and cuisine...there can only be one winner. But who?

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Germans react with glee to England’s Iceland humiliation
Distraught England players after Iceland defeat. photo: DPA

Still upset by their British brothers voting for Brexit, Germans expressed an overwhelming sense of Schadenfreude at England's Euro 2016 exit.

Man Utd target blasts Germany to win over Slovakia
Julian Draxler (l) celebrates with Mario Gomez and Thomas Müller. Photo: DPA

Germany coach Joachim Löw appears to have found the right formula to get his attack firing at Euro 2016 after Julian Draxler's outstanding contribution in Sunday's 3-0 win over Slovakia.

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Is this prophetic penguin Paul the Octopus reborn?
Photo: DPA

Flocke the Penguin is blowing people away with his Euro 2016 predictions.

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