German coach is under pressure at World Cup
German coach is under pressure at World Cup

This should be the greatest moment of Joachim Loew's life. On Sunday he will be coaching in a World Cup final for the first time, leading his favored German team against Argentina. Every soccer coach who has ever blown a whistle has dreamed of being exactly where he is now. Yet Loew looks as if he'd rather be anywhere else. The most memorable picture of the German coach from this World Cup shows a solitary figure, in sunglasses and earplugs, walking aimlessly along a beach. In a country of 200 million people, Loew preferred to be alone with his thoughts. He has gone from being a club coach who lost three jobs in as many years to the pinnacle of his sport in just 10 years....