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Germany vs Chile Germany face Chile in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Lucia Summers | 29 June, 2017, 07:29

Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner both scored their first senior global goals as Germany beat 10-man Cameroon 3-1 to book their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

African champions Cameroon failed to go beyond the group phase of the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup in Russian Federation and it is by no means surprising for the team's head coach, Hugo Broos.

Mexico await Germany in the last four after Kerem Demirbay's debut strike and a double from Timo Werner, with Vincent Aboubakar on target for Cameroon.

Cameroon had Ernest Mabouka sent off in controversial fashion on 64 minutes for a unsafe tackle on Emre Can.

Germany looked set for a comfortable win although Cameroon to their credit stuck to their task despite the numerical disadvantage, and pulled a goal back when Aboubakar headed home on 79 minutes.

Germany finished top of the Group on seven points followed by Chile who played 1-1 with Australia.

Chile will be up against group A winners Portugal on Wednesday, June 28, while Germany will face Gold Cup champions Mexico on Thursday, June 29.

"I didn't understand it and I still don't understand it now", fumed Cameroon's Belgian coach Hugo Broos.

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Chile salvaged a 1-1 draw against a tenacious Australian side on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ensure progress to the last four of the Confederations Cup.

Low was in reflective mood afterwards, reviewing a tenure where the high-watermark came with World Cup glory in Brazil three years ago, although Germany have never done worse than reach the semi-finals under the 57-year-old.

Liverpool's Emre Can and rookie Lars Stindl were the outstanding players for Germany against a strong Chile side, with Stindl grabbing his second goal of the tournament.

The Africa Cup of Nations holders were 1-0 down to the world champions thanks to Kerem Demirbay's spectacular maiden worldwide goal early in the second half, when Mabouka caught Emre Can with a high studs-up challenge.

Cameroon's Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, left, fails to score during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Germany and Cameroon, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday June 25, 2017. James Troisi opened the scoring for Australia on 42 minutes before Martin Rodriguez equalised for Chile on 68 minutes.

Contrasting experiencesThe "Broos generation" came up against three different styles in their group matches: the tactical astuteness of Chile, the combativeness of Australia and the technique and possession-based play of Germany.

Draxler confirmed one of those well-judged rallying calls was required at the interval after an opening 45 minutes where Cameroon's pace and directness in attack caused Germany problems.

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