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Thu Apr 17 08:46:06 SAST 2014

Loew presents 'lucky' pullover to museum

Sapa-AFP | 10 October, 2011 17:300 Comments
Germany - Press Conference & Training
Germany coach Joachim Loew is seen next to Mario Gomez during a Germany press conference on October 10, 2011 in Duesseldorf, Germany
Image by: Lars Baron / Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany coach Joachim Loew on Monday donated his ’lucky’ blue sweater worn during the 2010 World Cup for its inclusion in a museum being built by the German Football Federation (DFB).

“I hope that the pullover will have a worthy place in the museum  and will be well looked after,” said Loew as he handed over the cashmere sweater.

“Maybe I will still need it to bring me luck in other tournaments.”   

The presentation took place a day before Germany are due to meet  Belgium here as the hosts bid to make it ten wins out of ten in Euro 2012 qualifying.

The sweater was purchased by the owners of a German supermarket chain last December for one million euros.

It earned its reputation as a lucky charm after Loew wore it during three wins when his side scored four goals in South Africa —  against Australia (4-0), Argentina (4-0) and England (4-1).

Germany finally lost to eventual winners Spain to finish third in the tournament.

Work on the DFB museum is due to start in 2012 on the site in Dortmund, western Germany and will be completed in 2014.

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