Posted January 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Joachim Loew says Germany still has plenty of time to develop as he attempts to take the pressure off his young side going into the 2012 European Championship. The Germany coach says his team is not under pressure to win the tournament in Poland and Ukraine and that he doesn't believe 2012 ''is an all or nothing year'' for the side. Loew says players like Mario Goetze, Mesut Oezil, Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels can play at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and ''even Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm could play at the 2014 or 2016 tournaments.'' Three-time champion Germany faces 1988 winner Netherlands, Portugal and 1992 winner Denmark in Group B of the tournament which runs June 8-July 1. Loew says holder Spain is the ''clear favorite.''
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