Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal believes beating Germany in the Confederations Cup final in Russian Federation will prove they are the best team in the world. If you prefer to watch on TV then you can enjoy it on FS1 and Telemnundo, and for the live stream you can hang on to either FuboTV or FoxSportsGo. Of these, 9% said they watch all the games, 23% – only matches involving the national team of Russian Federation.
Start time: 19 BST.
Well, this match begins at 7 pm British Summer Time or 9 pm local time. Eastern Daylight Time, 11 a.m. The very sight of him singing out his country’s national anthem before the match lent that impression, and the manner with which he hurled himself at Germany from the first whistle suggested he was desperate to get the job done quickly.
It was a remarkable achievement for Germany to lift the trophy with a young, experimental squad, although it could also be a bad omen as no team has ever won the World Cup after winning the Confederations Cup the year before.
“It’s true we played an extra 30 minutes in the semi-final, but at this level, issues of motivation can cover any physical shortfall or being exhausted”, said coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.
Despite Bravo’s heroics, Germany head coach Joachim Loew says he has no fear of a shoot-out – understandable given Germany’s record of having not lost on spot-kicks at a major tournament since 1976.
“We have proven our value on the pitch. We beat Argentina, which is one of the best teams and a few days ago we beat Portugal, the European champion”, Vidal said.
“We never played with such lineups, that’s why it’s even better to win this way”. They set out for Russian Federation with coach Juan Antonio Pizzi calling up all his big stars with the aim of winning the title, which would be a third in three years following the 2015 Copa America and the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Chile includes the oldest average team among the eight competing nations and out-classed Portugal during penalties to reach the final.
Reigning world champions, Germany were crowned FIFA Confederations Cup champions after defeating Chile 1-0 in the final on Sunday evening.
These teams met earlier in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 when Germany and Chile met in the group stage which ended in a draw.
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Even at the 2014 World Cup, they were unlucky to lose out to hosts Brazil on penalties in the last 16 after beating defending champions Spain 2-0 in the group stage.
The heat was getting up with the minutes ticking off in the second half of the match and both leading players Arturo Vidal (Chile) and Joshua Kimmich (Germany) were handed the yellow cards for the rough play into 59th minute of the play.