Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Low's Men Can End on a Title-Winning High

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Low's Men Can End on a Title-Winning High

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THE Confederations Cup has provided an entertaining summer stop-gap and comes to an end tomorrow night with a fitting final.

It's youthful exuberance versus grizzled experience with Germany's young guns taking on knockout tournament specialists Chile.

World champs Germany - seeking their first Confederations Cup title - left their established stars at home to name a youthful squad and the fringe men have grabbed their opportunity.

The likes of Julian Draxler and Timo Werner have lit up the tournament and the Germans have steadily improved, thrashing Mexico 4-1 in the semis with a thrilling attacking performance. Chile have taken their full-strength squad to Russia and are going for a third straight international crown having won the Copa America back-to-back in the past two years.

The sides fought out a 1-1 draw in the group stage that saw Alexis Sanchez give Chile an early lead and the Arsenal striker is 11-2 favourite at Ladbrokes and Coral to break the deadlock again and 28-13 at Unibet to net at any time. …

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