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Germany reward coach Neid

Published: Saturday 22 September 2007, 20.36CET
Fresh from leading holders Germany to the semi-finals, coach Silvia Neid's contract has been extended by two years until after the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
by Steffen Potter
from Frankfurt
Published: Saturday 22 September 2007, 20.36CET

Germany reward coach Neid

Fresh from leading holders Germany to the semi-finals, coach Silvia Neid's contract has been extended by two years until after the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Fresh from leading holders Germany to the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals on Saturday, coach Silvia Neid's contract has been extended until after the next edition in 2011 - which her nation hope to host.

Zwanziger backing
German Football Association president Theo Zwanziger announced the two-year addition to Neid's existing deal after the 3-0 defeat of North Korea that set up a Wednesday showdown with either Norway or hosts China. Zwanziger said: "The decision has been made independent of the success at this World Cup. Silvia Neid has my full confidence."

'Trust'
Neid, who assisted her predecessor Tina Theune-Meyer before taking over following victory at UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2005™, was already contracted until the next European finals in Finland in 2009 and said: "Feeling this trust is a nice thing." As for the latest World Cup win, she added: "North Korea were one of our favourites to win the title, so winning against such a team makes me a little more optimistic we can move forward in this tournament."

Last updated: 23/09/07 0.35CET

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