Confederations Cup Social Diary: Bravo's big bag and good omens for Germany


As Chile and Germany gear up for the Confederations Cup final, Friday served as travel day for the sides ahead of the St Petersburg showdown.

Claudio Bravo's shoot-out heroics put Chile in a third major final in as many years at Portugal's expense, while Germany's young guns blew Mexico away on Thursday.

Both Mexico and Portugal will have a shot at redemption in the third-place play-off, although Cristiano Ronaldo - newly a father to twins - will not be present for the Selecao.

Final tweaks will be made on Saturday, but before then here's a snapshot of the goings on across Russia on social media...

Germany had the pedal to the floor in their thrashing of Mexico and decided to turn things over in their recovery session.

Also making a move were Chile. If you're seriously telling me Claudio Bravo's bag meets carry-on restrictions.... 

Preparing for a football match, or posing for the cover art for his first synth pop album? We'll let you decide what Cedric Soares is up to...

Germany will look to their pocket-rocket striker Timo Werner for the crucial goals in St Petersburg and his club RB Leipzig sent their best wishes.

Claudio Bravo, presumably without his bag after having to leave it on the runway, strikes a pose. Seems like a strange crush to get a picture of the back of his head, mind.

See ya! Emre Can sends a couple of Mexico defenders for a hot dog on his way to the final...


Final Now off to St.Petersburg #confederationscup #sotchi #stpetersburg #final ?? vs ??

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Desperate to see Mexico stepping off the plane in Moscow before they take on Portugal? You're in luck!

There may well have been celebrations at the Germany camp as their Under-21 side sealed European Championship glory. Shkodran Mustafi led the salutations - can the seniors follow suit on Sunday?