Chile challenge excites Low

30 June 2017 06:19:21 EST

Joachim Low is expecting a game of attrition when Germany take on Chile in the Confederations Cup final.

A young and impressive German side eased to a 4-1 semi-final victory against Mexico in Sochi on Thursday and will play the Copa America winners in St Petersburg in Sunday's final.

Chile, who edged past Portugal in a penalty shoot-out in the other last-four clash, drew 1-1 with Germany in the group stage earlier in June and Low is expecting a similarly tight affair.

"There's no doubt at all that Chile are the most powerful opponents in this tournament," said Low.

"We know the Chileans are very flexible in their game organisation. They have been pursuing their own style for many years now, a very good and positive development.

"It's going to be a game of attrition I'm sure. There's going to be a lot of work on the defensive side."

Germany were always in control of the semi-final once Leon Goretzka had scored twice in the opening ten minutes.

Timo Werner made it 3-0 after the interval and, although Marco Fabian scored a stupendous long-range goal for Mexico in the closing stages, there was still time for Amin Younes to restore Germany's three-goal advantage in stoppage time.

Germany are 3/4 to beat Chile on Sunday and are also available at 11/2 to win next year's World Cup outright.

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