Monday, July 3, 2017

Germany Wins its First Confederation Cup

Russia 2017
Germany has won its first Confederation cup after they scored the lone goal of the game in the 20th minute. Goal scored by young striker Lars Stindl.
Germany had defeated Mexico in the semi-finals on the score of 4 to 1, while Chile defeated the Portuguese team on the score of 3-0 on penalties. German player Julian Daxler was voted best player of the tournament. The finals registered the presence of world soccer stars like Diego Maradona (Argentina) and Ronaldo (Brazil).
"We have no regrets. There are matches like that where the legs do not respond we played with our hearts. We knew that at this level, errors are forbidden, "said Claudio Bravo, goalkeeper of Chile.
Earlier in the day, Portugal took the lead over Mexico 2-1 after the extra time and finished 3rd in the competition.
Both teams were tied until half-time (0-0). But in the 54th minute of the game, the Portuguese defender Neto scored against his side, giving the advantage to the Mexicans.
In the 91st minute, Pepe narrowly saved his team by equalizing. The two formations are tied 1 to 1 at the end of the regulation time. During prolongations, Portugal finally took the lead on a penalty converted in the 104th minute by Adrien Silva.
The Confederations Cup prizes:
Adidas Ballon d'Or: Julian Draxler (GER)

Adidas Silver Ball: Alexis Sanchez (CHI)

Adidas Bronze Ball: Leon Goretzka (GER)

Golden Shoe Adidas: Timo Werner (GER, 3 goals)

Silver Shoe Adidas: Stindl (GER, 3 goals.) & Goretzka (GER, 3 goals)

Adidas Gold Glove: Claudio Bravo Bravo (CHI)

Fair Play: Germany

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