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Confederations Cup: Germany keen to beat Mexico in 90 minutes

Germany's defender Benjamin Henrichs (L) and Germany's defender Shkodran Mustafi attend a training session in Sochi on June 28, 2017 on the eve of the Russia 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup football semi-final match Germany vs Mexico. Pic/AFPGermany's defender Benjamin Henrichs (L) and Germany's defender Shkodran Mustafi attend a training session in Sochi on June 28, 2017 on the eve of the Russia 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup football semi-final match Germany vs Mexico. Pic/AFP

Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out - but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in today's Confederations Cup semi-final without spot kicks.

The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships. Joachim Lowe team face the Mexicans in Sochi for a place in Sunday's Conned Cup final at St Petersburg. Germany are on a 13-match unbeaten run, dating back just under a year to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Left-back Jonas Hector said Germany's young guns have not yet practised spot-kicks and hope to beat Mexico over the 90 minutes.

"We would like to avoid this situation (penalties). We haven't trained for it and we'll take it as it comes," said Hector.

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