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Germany FA terminates contract of technical director

The Germany football technical director, Oliver Bierhoff has had his contract terminated after his country’s early exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

54-year-old Bierhoff, scored both goals as Germany beat Czech Republic 2-1 in the final of Euro 96 at Wembley.

He had been with the German football association (DFB) from 2004, but left after Germany came third in Group E.

During his time with the DFB, Germany reached the semi-finals of six consecutive major tournaments and won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Additionally, Germany won the 2017 Confederations Cup and two Under-21s European titles.

Bierhoff’s contract had been due to run until 2024, but Germany disappointed in Qatar as they lost 2-1 to Japan and drew 1-1 with Spain, before a 4-2 win over Costa Rica was not enough to take them through.

It was Germany’s second successive elimination in the group phase of the World Cup after they suffered a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea four years ago in Russia.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu