Germany wins Confed Cup
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.