Loew: Spain, Netherlands biggest rivals in Euro 2012

AP, Monday 31 Oct 2011

Coach Joachim Loew wishes for Germany to win its first title in 16 years

Joachim Loew
German national soccer team coach Joachim Loew (Photo: Reuters)

Germany coach Joachim Loew says Spain and Netherlands will be his team’s biggest rivals for the title at next year’s European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Loew says his aim is for Germany to win its first title in 16 years.

Spain is the reigning world and European champion. Netherlands lost the World Cup final to Spain in 2010. Germany was the runner-up to Spain at the Euros three years ago.

Germany has not won a title since the 1996 European Championship. It qualified for next year’s tournament by winning all 10 qualification matches.

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