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Former Germany coach Derwall dies at the age of 80
June 27th, 2007 8:49AM

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[OBITUARY] Jupp Derwall, who coached West Germany to the 1980 European Championship title and 1982 World Cup final, died Tuesday at the age of 80 after a short illness.

When Derwall was named West German national team coach in 1978, he was only its third full-time head coach, following the legendary Sepp Herberger, who led West Germany to the 1954 World Cup title, and Helmut Schoen, who led West Germany to the 1974 World Cup title and whom Derwall replaced.

"He was an important part of the German success story in the 1970s and 80s," DFB president Theo Zwanziger said. "His technical expertise was unchallenged."

Germany set a record under Derwall with a streak of 23 games without a defeat -- a record that stands to this day -- but he was replaced by Franz Beckenbauer in 1984 when Germany was eliminated in the first round at the European Championship in France.



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