|ESPNsoccernet: World Cup|
MADRID, June 30 (Reuters) - Luis Aragones will continue as Spain coach until Euro 2008.'The (Spanish Football) Federation were pleased with my work and this motivated me to extend my contract,' Aragones told a news conference on Friday.The 67-year-old had hinted he would step down after his team lost 3-1 to France in the second round of the World Cup on Tuesday.Before the competition he said he would quit if Spain did not reach the semi-finals.'What I said before the tournament I would say again in the future but it is the federation who have the final word,' said Aragones.'I told them I was going to leave but they have convinced me they appreciate what I have done and want me to continue.'The defeat by France was Aragones's first in 26 matches since taking over from Inaki Saez after Spain's first-round exit at Euro 2004.'The fans should know I am continuing because I want to, and because I want to win a major event. I want to get my revenge in Euro 2008,' Aragones said.'I don't think we were inferior to anyone at the World Cup, bar some small details, and I will carry on working as I have been doing to improve every aspect.'Federation secretary general Jorge Perez said: 'We didn't ask him to make us champions.'We wanted hard work, dedication and commitment and this is what we get from him. This is more important than individual results.'