Germany, the world champions have won the Confederations Cup for the first time after a hard fought victory over Chile, the Copa America champions in St Petersburg, Russia.
German youngster Lars Stindl took advantage of an error by Marcelo Diaz to slot in the game’s winner.
Chile had some great chance to level the score as both Angelo Sagal and Arturo Vidal both missed great chance as the game drew to a close.
The game had its fair share of controversy as Timo Werner was elbowed by Chile’s Gonzalo Jara, but was only issued a yellow card even though video assistant referee evaluated the incident.
Portugal: third place winners
Portugal fought back after losing a penalty and going a goal down to win the third place game against Mexico. Adrien Silvia stepped up to convert the winning penalty in extra time after Pepe’s stoppage time equalizer.
Bright Future for Germany
This had been a good year for German football as their under 21 side won the Under-21 Champion on Friday and now a young German team has won another world title.
The team was made up young players as a large number of the players who helped the team win the World Cup in Brazil were not included as the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kross, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer were not selected for this competition.
VAR is not perfect
This tournament also showed that Virtual assistant referee is also subject to mistakes as a lot of vital decisions were missed by VAR and it calls into the question, the need to keep making use of this feature if it mistakes will still not be spotted after a game is stopped.