Joachim Low backed by German football federation

The 52-year-old Bundestrainer looks set to take charge of Die Mannschaft's road to the Brazil showpiece after receiving the support of the country's governing body

Germany coach Joachim Low has been given the backing of the country's football federation (DFB) ahead of the upcoming World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

Die Mannschaft were knocked out of Euro 2012 at the semi-final stage by Italy, and many, including Michael Ballack, criticised Low's tactics and selections following the tournament. But the president of the DFB, Wolfgang Niersbach, has publicly supported the 52-year-old and his backroom staff.

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"We have heard a very convincing analysis of the Euros," said Niersbach after meeting his coach in Frankfurt. "We absolutely agree with the sporting staff and believe that the chosen path is the right one."

Germany, who are currently second in the Fifa world rankings, won all three of their group games in Poland and Ukraine before overcoming Greece in the quarter-finals. But despite their impressive performances, Ballack was among a number of high-profile figures to criticise the former Austria Vienna tactician's methods.

Niersbach, however, preferred to look ahead to the forthcoming qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.

"Qualification for the World Cup will not be easy but we believe in the strong potential of our team and are sure that they will bring us even more success," he added.

Germany have been drawn alongside Sweden and Republic of Ireland among others in Group C, and begin their qualification bid with a home tie against the Faroe Islands.

Prior to that, they face Argentina in a friendly a week on Wednesday, and Low is looking forward to meeting up with his players again.

"We will now focus on the preparations for the match against Argentina and we are looking forward to the meeting in Frankfurt," Low said.