Stindl seals Confederations Cup title for Germany

Lars Stindl converted the simplest of chances to secure a 1-0 victory for Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup final, Joachim Löw's side defeating Chile in St Petersburg.

Germany celebrate their FIFA Confederations Cup triumph
Germany celebrate their FIFA Confederations Cup triumph ©Getty Images

Germany have lifted the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after clinching a 1-0 victory against Chile in the St Petersburg final.

The reigning FIFA World Cup champions secured their first title in the competition thanks to Lars Stindl's close-range finish in the 20th minute. The Borussia Mönchengladbach forward tapped the ball into an empty net after team-mate Timo Werner had dispossessed Marcelo Díaz on the edge of the area.

Chile cranked up the pressure in the second half, but Joachim Löw's men held out to seal a notable triumph ahead of next summer's World Cup in Russia, goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen making sure of the result by keeping out an Alexis Sánchez free-kick deep in added time.

Portugal finished third, meanwhile, after coming back from behind to defeat Mexico 2-1 following extra time. Pepe cancelled out Luís Neto's own goal with a dramatic added-time leveller before Adrien Silva struck the decisive blow from the penalty spot.