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Champions! Germany win Confederations Cup

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Champions! Germany win Confederations Cup

World Cup holders Germany secured a first Confederations Cup title after a 1-0 victory against Chile on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The only goal of the game was scored by Lars Stindl in the first-half following a mistake by Marcelo Diaz.

Chile’s Arturo Vidal and Angelo Sagal both blazed over the bar in the closing stages, attempting a comeback, but the young Germans held on to the win.

Read Also: Confederations Cup: Portugal edge Mexico to claim 3rd place

In the third-place playoff, Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal came from behind to beat Mexico 2-1 in Moscow.

Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico the lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.

The eight-team tournament is a test-run of facilities ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and Germany are champions.

 

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