Ger­many wins Con­fed Cup

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Ger­many’s young play­ers got a rough guide to win­ning a ma­jor tour­na­ment and proved up to the chal­lenge, beat­ing Chile 1-0 in a phys­i­cal Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup fi­nal that threat­ened to boil over on Sun­day in St. Petersburg, Rus­sia. Chile tried to in­tim­i­date the Ger­mans in a force­ful South Amer­i­can style not of­ten seen in Europe. Ger­many stood up to the test, de­fend­ing an early lead as it pre­pares for its World Cup ti­tle de­fense. A testy six-minute, sec­ond-half spell for Ger­many’s Joshua Kim­mich saw the 22-year-old wing-back clash with his Bay­ern Mu­nich team­mate Ar­turo Vi­dal, get pushed by de­fender Gary Medel, whose nick­name is “Pit­bull,” and tan­gle with Jean Beause­jour.

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