By Hayk Tsatryan
04-07-2017
Germany won the Confederations Cup 2017
The Confederations Cup is over, which lasted about two weeks and took place in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi and Kazan's new stadiums.

In the final match of the tournament the Germans were able to win a 1-0 over Chile, repeating the French team's record and becoming the second national team, which has won all possible titles — World Cup, European Championship and Confederations Cup titles. As for the struggle for bronze medals, the Portuguese were able to break the resistance of the Mexicans and make a victory 2-1 over the extra time.



Right after the game the press conferences’ room became one of the most interesting places as the Germans decided to celebrate their victory with the man of the match Marc-André ter Stegen and head coach Joachim Löw.

It will be impossible not to glorify Die Mannschaft and Joachim Löw, because few people can win a tournament, where the main stars are Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal. However, if you have not missed any game of Confederations Cup, you will surely agree that the team, which showed the most exciting and most dynamic football in tournament, was defeated in the final game.



When the passions of the players calmed down, Joachim Löw said, "I am very proud of my players. Each of them now feels much better than before the start of the tournament. We left at home a number of experienced players trying to give young people a chance. Now it will be much more difficult to choose between them."

The Confederations Cup showed us that Joshua Kimmich has become a key player, Marc-André ter Stegen is Manuel Neuer's successor, and Leon Goretzka has a great talent and football intelligence to become the core player of the Die Mannschaft.



This tournament once again showed that the German team is the best team in the world, and there seems to be no precondition that the Die Mannschaft’s rule in the world can raise questions.

As for the third-place match, Portugal and Mexico gave all football fans another football show, which only a few people had expected. For the first time after the appointment of the head coach Fernando Santos, the Portuguese dictated their game to the Mexicans. Failure to do a number of scoring moments, including Ochoa's retreat penalty kick, Luís Neto has made an own goal in the 54th minute of the game. The teammate’s mistake was directed by Madrid's central defender Pepe, who scored in the 90th minute by equalizing the score and moving the game to the extra time.



In the first 15 minutes of the extra time, the Portuguese took another penalty kick, and this time Adrien Silva didn’t miss making the score 2-1. At the end of the match the players began to play a rough game, as a result of which Nélson Semedo received a red card. Several minutes later Mexican Raúl Jiménez and head coach Juan Carlos Osorio were removed from the pitch too.