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Germany sack women's football coach

Tuesday March 13 2018

In this file photo taken on May 21, 2011 former football player and President of the organizing committee of the Fifa 2011 women's World Cup Steffi Jones, is pictured during the friendly match between Germany and North Korea in the southern German city of Ingolstadt. The German football federation (DFB) announced on March 13, 2018 that they sacked Steffi Jones as trainer of the German team due to poor results. PHOTO | CHRISTOF STACHE |

In this file photo taken on May 21, 2011 former football player and President of the organizing committee of the Fifa 2011 women's World Cup Steffi Jones, is pictured during the friendly match between Germany and North Korea in the southern German city of Ingolstadt. The German football federation (DFB) announced on March 13, 2018 that they sacked Steffi Jones as trainer of the German team due to poor results. PHOTO | CHRISTOF STACHE |  AFP

BERLIN

Germany have sacked national women's coach Steffi Jones after a string of poor performances in the SheBelieves Cup in the United States.

The two-time world champions finished last at the meeting of the world's top women's teams with a single point from three matches.

Horst Hrubesch, who won the 1980 European title as a player with West Germany and led the men's Olympic team to the final at the 2016 Rio Games, will take over until a full-time replacement is appointed.

Jones, a dual German-American citizen, played 111 times for her country but her appointment in 2016 was criticised because she had little previous coaching experience.
Under her leadership, Germany came up short at Euro 2017, crashing out in the quarter-finals.

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