Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Germany coach Loew likely needs a win against Ghana to survive

This World Cup has highlighted Joachim Loew's strengths and weaknesses as a coach. Now Loew's future probably comes down to whether Germany can get a crucial victory against Ghana.

It's all in Germany's own hands. A win over Ghana on Wednesday evening would mean the Nationalelf progress, while a loss would send them home, and a draw would leave them hoping Australia can take points off Serbia.

But the match is not just about the 2010 tournament. It's also about the future of the German national team.

The pundits here pretty much all agree that should Germany crash out in the group stage, something no German national team has ever done, Joachim Loew's position would become untenable, and he would resign.

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