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Joachim Low extends contract with Germany till 2020

The German football association DFB on Monday extended the contract of its national team's head coach Joachim Low for two years. DFB president Reinhard Grindel and Low have agreed a contract extension until the 2020 European Championship. Low has been the head coach of the national team since 2006, but also served as J├╝rgen Klinsmann's assistant manager from 2004.

He has overseen 141 internationals (94 wins, 24 draws, 23 defeats), including five international tournaments. The highlight of his reign is the 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil.


Ronaldo: "I didn't think Portugal could win the Euros"

Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said his club Real Madrid were better than their rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final which they clinched in a penalty shoot-out though Atletico "also deserved to win".

In an interview published by the UEFA website on Wednesday, Ronaldo said the final "was an amazing experience. Once again (as in 2014) against Atletico Madrid, who are an excellent side and also deserved to win the Champions League ... but Real Madrid were better".


Germany down Austria 3-0 in under-19 European Championship

Hosts Germany overcame Austria 3-0 by courtesy of two quick second-half goals at the last Group A game of under-19 European championship in Reutlingen.

After two straight defeats, Germany on Sunday grabbed a 3-0 victory, thanks to the second-half goals from Phil Neumann, Cedric Teubert and Goekhan Guel, reports Xinhua.


Chelsea duo star as England beat Netherlands 2-1 in Under-19 Euros

Chelsea striker Isaiah Brown came off the bench and scored late to ensure a 2-1 comeback win over the Netherlands in the second Group B match of the UEFA under-19 European Championship in Germany.

The Dutchmen took the lead through Sam Lammer while the Chelsea duo of Dominci Solanke and Brown were on target to turn the tide, helping England to move atop the standings in Group B.


Netherlands beat Croatia in UEFA U-19 tourney

The Netherlands started with a 3-1 win over Croatia with Steven Bergwijn scoring twice in the Group B opener at the U-19 European Football Championship in Berlin, Germany.

The Dutchmen pressed Croatia from the starting whistle on Tuesday and they almost grabbed the lead five minutes into the game. But Croatia's goalkeeper Karlo Letica denied Sam Lammer's back-heel effort on target.


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