Confederations Cup football match Germany vs Chile


The latest highlights of the week from the beautiful game

JUNE 30TH, 2017


On a scoreless game that went all the way to penalties, South American champion Chile, has knocked out Ronaldo’s Portugal out of the Confederations cup and will play Germany in the final to take place next Sunday in St. Petersburg. The game was very balanced, with Chile and Portugal both trading possession and chances along the match. At the 6th minute Chile created their first chance on goal after an excellent pass from Alexis Sanchez hit Vargas to leave him one-on-one against the goalkeeper only to have his shot excellently blocked by Rui Patricio. Shortly after though, Portugal managed to create a dangerous play for the Chileans, after a great cross by Ronaldo hit Andre Silva inside, only to have his shot saved by Claudio Bravo.  Both Chile and Portugal would continue to trade chances for the rest of the game with the tie being able to be broken at any moment by either squad.  The game reached Extra time, and it wasn’t until the final minutes of the second extra half, that Chile started to show superiority in the game, managing to keep possession of the ball and to keep Portugal in their own half of the pitch. At the 113th minute the Chileans could have been awarded a penalty after Fonte fouled Silva inside the box, but the ref, surprisingly, didn’t make the call, or even attempted to get VAR support. The fire on the Portuguese net continued and at the 119th minute Arturo Vidal hit the bar, and Silva once again hit the post afterwards on the rebound, on a very lucky moment to keep the European champions in the game and make the match go to a penalty shootout. On the shootout, their luck would run out, after a superb Claudio Bravo would go on to save all three Portuguese penalties and give Chile the access to the Confederations Cup final on a score of 3-0 after the shootout.  The Chileans continue to make history. They have beat Messi’s Argentina to become South American champions, and now have taken down Ronaldo and Portugal to reach the Cup final. Will they be able to beat Germany and take the Trophy home?


Germany knocked out Mexico after a catastrophic score of 4-1 to reach the final of the Confederations Cup where it will face South American champion, Chile–once again. Although the Mexicans started out with possession of the ball and managed to keep the Germans in their own side of the field for the first minutes of the match, they were caught off guard on a counter attack after losing the ball and saw the Germany go 1-0 up in the score at the 5th minute. Mexico still stunned after the first goal received yet another counter after once again losing the ball and saw themselves behind by 2-0 after only seven minutes of play.  The Mexicans never managed to recover and although they managed to keep possession of the ball for the rest of the half, they failed to create any chances and were constantly threatened by German counter attacks that could have easily seen them be down by 3-0 at the half time.  If it wasn’t for some great performances by goalkeeper Ochoa. The second half started with Mexico slowly managing to create some danger on the German net, but their hopes of reaching the final were crumbled at the 59th minute after Timo Werner managed to see the net to make it 3-0.  Mexico had one lone bright moment when Marco Fabian sent a bullet free kick to beat Ter Stegen and make it 3-1, at the 89th only to be immediately responded by Younes who made it 4-1 at the 90th. With this a young Germany full of new faces and without its main players has reached the Confederations Cup final after rolling through Mexico, and will meet Chile once more for a chance at winning the trophy.


Another goal scored by Social Media against TV. Facebook has announced that they have reached a deal with Fox Sports to stream more than a dozen games of the next UEFA Champions league, some of them exclusively. The deal between the American Sports Network and Mark Zuckerberg’s platform includes the transmission of several games from the group stage, 4 second round games, and 4 matches from the quarter finals. According to data from Facebook, soccer is the most followed sport in the platform. Last year, after a charity match between Manchester and Everton was streamed live on Facebook, the game has 37 million views. During this year’s UCL final between Real Madrid and Juventus, more than 34 million users commented and posted approximately 98 million times about the match on the social network. According to Fox Sports executives, this deal will help them reach new audiences, especially those that can’t watch a game on TV or would rather do it through digital platforms. As for Facebook, the social media giant sees this as a great first step in being able to provide streaming on demand content for users. According to comments made by Dan reed, Facebook’s director of sports collaborations, they hope this partnership opens more opportunities for other networks to reach out to them and put other streamed sports available on the platform.


One of the largest cities in the world, and the largest in the European continent. Moscow is the scientific, historical, architectural, business and political center of Russia. The Russian Capital  that is the home of more than 10 million people features a perfectly contrasting mix of the old and the new. In this city, you can see some great ancient historical sites like the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, or Lenin’s Mausoleum, as well as the more globalized and modern International Business Center, Ostankino tower, and the high end Federation tower, tallest skyscraper in Europe.  Moscow is also a sports capital of the world hosting an impressive number of 63 stadiums in the city. It is the home of Russian Premier league clubs: CSKA Moscow, Locomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow, each one with their own stadium, Otkrytiye Arena, Arena CSKA, and Locomotiv stadium. However, none of them are the largest stadiums in the city, that honor belongs to Luzhniki Stadium, the home of the Russian National Football Team, with a capacity of 81,000 people. The stadium will not be used during the currently ongoing Confederations Cup, which will only have as a venue in Moscow the Okrytiye Arena, used for the third-place play-off game. The Luzhniki Stadium will host several games of the 2018 World Cup, including the final.


Official Transfers:

Enzo Zidane from Real Madrid to Alaves

Valbuena from Lyon to Fenerbahce

Jermaine Defoe from Sunderland to Bournemouth

Hirving Lozano from Pachuca to PSV

Marlon Santos from Fluminense to Barcelona

Bernardo Silva from Monaco to Manchester City

Fabio Borini from Sunderland to Milan

Mohamed Salah from Liverpool to Roma



Ander Herrera from Manchester United to Barcelona

Mahrez from Leicester City to Barcelona

Keylor Navas From Real Madrid to Chelsea

Courtois from Chelsea to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to PSG

Verratti from PSG to Barcelona

Bakayoko from Monaco to Chelsea

Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona to Juventus

Mbappe from Monaco to Real Madrid

Pepe from Real Madrid to PSG

Morata from Real Madrid to Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Manchester United to LA Galaxy

Dani Alves from Juventus to Manchester City

Danilo from Real Madrid to Juventus

Perisic from Inter Milan to Manchester United


Upcoming games to watch:

Germany vs Spain 1:45pm Central Time  June 30th UEFA EURO U-21 Final

Portugal vs Mexico  7:00am Central Time July 1st Confederations Cup match for 3rd place

Chile vs Germany  1:00pm Central Time July 2nd  Confederations Cup Final


Which match are you looking forward to this weekend?  Please let us know

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.