Joachim Low leads Germany to World Cup gloryby Jack Kitson / 14 July 2014, 09:49Tweet
Germany boss Joachim Low became the 19th manager to lift the World Cup after masterminding a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the Final. Super sub Mario Gotze fired in a superb strike in the 113th minute of the showcase spectacle to hand Die Mannschaft a famous win at the iconic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The victory meant that Germany, who became the first European country to win on South American soil, are now level with Italy on four golden globes, and they have been installed as the 11/2 ante-post favourites (Ladbrokes) to make that five cups at Russia 2018.
Low emerged from Jürgen Klinsmann's shadow in the aftermath of World Cup 2006, and his since led his country to; the Final of Euro 2008, a third-place finish at South Africa 2010, and then the semi-finals of Euro 2012, before becoming a World Cup winning manager on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
Low, an astute tactician, is now gunning to lead Germany to more success, starting with Euro 2016 in two years time, with his side as short as 7/2 (Bet365) to win the tournament for the first time since 1996. DFB-Team are expected to breeze through a qualification Group D, which consists of Republic of Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar.