GERMANY WIN 2017 CONFEDERATIONS CUP

Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Germany's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen celebrates with teammates after winning the Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2nd in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

GERMANY WIN 2017 CONFEDERATIONS CUP

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Final: Germany 1-0 Chile

World Cup 2014 winners Germany win the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia

Germany’s Lars Stindl scored the winning goal of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in the 20th minute – the only goal scored in the game – as the Germany National Team defeated Chile 1-0 to become the Confederations Cup Russia champions in the final match held at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegan gets credit for a clean sheet in the exciting final game of the tournament.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen was key to Germany winning the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. German manager Joachim Low’s side won the final 1-0 thanks to the single first-half goal from Lars Stindl and the perfect goalkeeping of ter Stegan as the titan Germany team saw off a spirited Chile that dominated large parts of the game but could not score against Barcelona superstar goalie Ter Stegen, who picked up a clean sheet making crucial saves.

Arturo Vidal went close for Chile in the first half before being denied by the Barca goalkeeper. Eduardo Vargas had a great chance for a late equalizer with 15 minutes to go, but could not beat the Ter Stegen. Chile pressed hard for an equalizer as Ter Stegen again denied Vidal from close range before pulling off a smart stop from an Alexis Sanchez free kick with only minutes remaining, as Germany held out for the victory.

Lars Stindl

Germany's Lars Stindl scores winning goal in the Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2nd in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup Russia Squads

Chile - Claudio Bravo, Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Arturo Vidal, Pablo Hernandez, Jean Bosejour, Charles Arangis (Angelello Sigal, 81), Marcelo Diaz (Leonardo Valencia, 53), Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas (Edson Puig, 81).

Germany - Marc-André ter Stegen, Shkodran Mustafi, Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rüdiger, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Julian Draxler, Leon Gorecka (Niklas Süle, 90), Timo Werner (Emre Jan, 79), Lars Stindl.

Earlier in the match for Confederations Cup third place, Portugal's national team defeated the Mexican team 2 - 1  at Moscow's Spartak Stadium in extra time.

Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Germany and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen saves from Alexis Sanchez of Chile and Arsenal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Germany's Lars Stindl celebrates winning Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Final between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2nd in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

WORLD CUP 2018

All about World Cup 2018 events, tickets, schedule, stadiums

The 2018 World Cup Russia draw will be staged in the State Kremlin Palace, a building intended to house meetings of the Soviet Union's Communist Party that is now used as a concert hall. Fifa has confirmed the draw for the 2018 World Cup is set to take place in the Kremlin on Friday, December 1.A Unesco World Heritage site, the Kremlin is a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow that contains several cathedrals and palaces, including the official residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A Fifa spokesperson confirmed the location of the World Cup 2018 draw.

"Fifa and the local organizing committee can confirm that the final draw for the 2018 Fifa World Cup will take place on December 1 in the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace, in Moscow,” said a FIFA spokesperson. "This prestigious entertainment venue with a capacity of 6,000 spectators has hosted many international and locally renowned artists in the past, as well as traditional ballets and operas."

Fifa's confirmation followed an earlier report from Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union. Mutko is a former president of Russia's richest football team, Zenit Saint Petersburg.

"The final draw for the World Cup has been scheduled for December 1, and we have offered the Kremlin as the venue for this event," said Mutko. "This proposal suited Fifa and we are already in preparations for the draw."

This summer's World Cup 2018 Russia dress rehearsal, the Confederations Cup is a milestone for eastern Europe's first World Cup. The Confederations Cup which took place between June 17 and July 2, featured Russia, 2014 World Cup winners Germany and the six reigning champions of world football's Confederations: Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the winners of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.

Russia beat bids from Belgium/Netherlands, England, and Portugal/Spain to host the 2018 World Cup at a vote in December 2010.

Russia has already taken a massive step forward by announcing that visa requirements, which currently pretty much apply to anyone, not from a former Soviet republic, will be scrapped for the duration of the tournament. Russia has limited its World Cup venues to the western side of the country, with Siberia and the Pacific coast missing out entirely. Divided into four clusters, the games will be centered around Moscow, St Petersburg, the Volga River, and the Black Sea resort of Sochi, with matches also due to take place in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.

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The LiveFootballTickets.com blog has all the info you need to know about the upcoming 21st edition of the most-watched sporting event on earth. 

Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Emre Can and Lars Stindl of Germany celebrate victory after winning the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 

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Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Chile v Germany: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017