Germany managed to win 1-0 an ill-tempered and energetic final. The only goal scored in the 20thminute by Lars Stindl was when the ball was given away by Marcelo Diaz the Chilean midfielder.

Chile, dominated the match but could not avail the opportunities due to poor finishing. Overall a dramatic final game included mainly many Chilean team – missed chances, blunders by the defence and brawls . Also included two video reviews with one review in the second half producing an extremely debateable result. The review involved the Chile defender Gonzalo Jara elbowing Timo Werner near the touchline and the referee Milorad Mazic, notified by the video assistants, let him off with a yellow card instead of a red.

Subsequently, Mazic the same referee refused a Chilean appeal for a penalty. This resulted in another review incident with the referee staying with his original decision and booking Eduardo Vargas for drawing an imaginary television screen.

The Germans survived a lightning assaults by Chile but were lucky that they could take advantage of poor mistakes made by their South Americans opponents.

It was a amazing achievement for Germany to win the trophy with a young and a squad which was playing on experimental basis.  The Germany coach Joachim Loew said, “The fact that these young players have won this tournament makes it an historic achievement, it’s unique in Germany’s history, it’s outstanding,”.

The Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi commented, “We put our ideas into practise,”. “We took the initiative, we took control and created chances…. but because of one of those things, those accidents, that happen in football, it was our turn to lose.”


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