Confederations Cup Social Diary: Germany and Portugal toast sweet success


Germany are well used to celebrating winning football tournaments and they were once again toasting success as a 1-0 win over Chile on Sunday sealed the Confederations Cup.

Lars Stindl scored the only goal of the game in St Petersburg as the world champions added this trophy to the European Under-21 Championship they won in Poland on Friday.

Portugal were also celebrating earlier on Sunday after beating Mexico in the third-place play-off.

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The all-important teams ahead of the big game in St Petersburg...

Stindl gave Germany the lead with the easiest goal he will ever score. Yep, that's Claudio Bravo in the back of shot...

After yet more VAR rows and chances at either end, Chile could not force a way through and Germany were left to savour victory.

And the final whistle was the cue for Germany's youngsters to celebrate as only millennials know how...

"Very happy for this month together. It has been and always will be a privilege to be with you and represent this country!" - Pepe leads the celebrations for Portugal after they take third place from Mexico in a thrilling play-off.

Portugal played the third-place play-off without Cristiano Ronaldo - who is back at home with his newborn twins - and Bernardo Silva was another absentee from the game, although the Manchester City newboy turned up to take in the contest.


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"We achieved our goal for today's game. Thank you all for the support you provided to all of us." - Cedric Soares gets thankful after Portugal take third place.

The secret to the Seleccao's success? Surely this pre-match skill-fest, shared by Joao Moutinho?