Confederations Cup: Heavyweights Germany, Chile to clash

Jun 22, 2017, 09:02 IST | AFP

Germany and Chile clash for control of Group 'B' at the Confederations Cup today with die Mannschaft's head coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions

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Germany and Chile clash for control of Group 'B' at the Confederations Cup today with die Mannschaft's head coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions.

"They have shown in the past few years that they belong to the elite of world football," said German boss Loew ahead of the encounter in Kazan, Russia.

"Chile have fantastic individual players and are flexible tactically like few other teams, they can switch things around several times during a match."

Both teams have three points with Chile ahead on goal difference after their 2-0 win over Cameroon and Germany's 3-2 victory against Australia.

Loew, having rested all of his World Cup-winning stars, will match his young guns against an experienced Chile team, which won both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles. Both sides are amongst the favourites to win the Confed Cup in final on July 2. "They are the rival that will give us a good idea of what we can accomplish here," said Chile's Edson Puch.

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£Cameroon vs Australia: Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD & Ten 2, 20:30
£Germany vs Chile: Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD & Ten 2, 23:30

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