Chile vs Germany: TV channel, free stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Joachim Low's young side take on the Copa America holders in a Confederations Cup final

Chile take on Germany on in Sunday's Confederations Cup final in Russia.

Joachim Low has left many of his big stars at home this summer, naming an experimental squad, but the young side responded to the challenge and rolled straight through to the final thanks to an undefeated run during the tournament and a dominant 4-1 performance against Mexico in the semi-finals.

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Meanwhile, Chile remain the only team to have faced Low's charges in this year's tournament and not lost. The two sides clashed in a Group B contest on June 22 and ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Chile advanced to the final thanks in large part to a stand-out performance in goal by Claudio Bravo, who stopped all three Portugal attempts in the penalty shootout after the teams played to a scoreless draw over 120 minutes in the semi-final.

Game Chile vs Germany
Date Sunday, July 2
Time 19:00 BST, 14:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Alexis Sanchez Chile

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live and for free both on television on ITV and by stream via ITV Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV ITV Player

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Sports Go. It can also be watched in Spanish on Telemundo.

US TV channel Online stream
FS1 / Telemundo Fox Sports Go

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Chile players
Goalkeepers Bravo, Toselli, Herrera
Defenders Mena, Roco, Isla, Diaz, Beausejour, Medel, Jara
Midfielders Silva, Fuenzalida, Vidal, Hernandez, Gutierrez, Aranguiz, Diaz
Forwards Sanchez, Sagal, Vargas, Rodriguez, Valencia, Puch

Chile will have several players who competed for 120 minutes in the semi-final, but the South American side have the advantage of an extra day of rest which should help in recovery ahead of Sunday's final.

Alexis Sanchez's only goal so far in the tournament came when these two teams met in the group stage, so the Chilean star - who has been linked with Manchester City, PSG and Bayern Munich - will hope to at least replicate that performance with the Confederations Cup on the line.

Potential starting XI: Bravo; Beausejour, Jara, Medel, Isla; Hernandez, Diaz, Aranguiz; Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas

Position Germany players
Goalkeepers Trapp, Leno, Ter Stegen
Defenders Mustafi, Hector, Ginter, Plattenhardt, Henrichs, Rudiger, Sule, Kimmich
Midfielders Draxler, Goretzka, Demirbay, Can, Younes, Brandt, Rudy
Forwards Wagner, Werner, Stindl

Leon Goretzka and Timo Werner share the lead in the Golden Boot race with three goals apiece, and both are expected to be among Low's starters.

Germany lost Leroy Sane and Diego Demme to injury before the tournament and chose not to replace them, so he has 21 players at his disposal.

The likes of Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng haven't been missed at all as Germany have shown little weakness and are setting themselves up as World Cup 2018 favourites.

Potential starting XI: Ter Stegen; Ginter, Rudiger, Kimmich; Hector, Rudy, Goretzka, Henrichs; Draxler, Werner, Stindl.


BETTING & GAME ODDS


Leon Goretzka Germany

Germany are 6/4 favourites to win the semifinal, according to Oddschecker , with Chile priced at 11/5 and the draw through 90 minutes available at 12/5.

Alexis Sanchez is the favourite to score first at 5/1, with Lars Stindl the 11/2 top choice for Germany.


GAME PREVIEW


Arturo Vidal Germany Chile

This tournament may not be a major priority for Germany, as is evidenced by their squad selection, but it has been a useful exercise for Joachim Low.

Rather than forcing his big-name stars to log yet more minutes after a long club season, Low has taken the opportunity to put some of the younger players in the German pool under the spotlight.

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It probably seems less daunting for Lars Stindl and RB Leipzig's Werner to lead the line for this team rather than one which features the likes of Kroos, Ozil and Muller behind them, which gives those two possible solutions to Germany's striker problem a chance to grow into the international game.

And while Low is overwhelmed with top midfielders and also has an excellent group of centre-backs and goalkeepers, he has also been able to take a look at Joshua Kimmich and Jonas Hector in key roles as he looks to fill gaps at right and left-back.

What this Germany team has not been able to do that they will need to at next summer's World Cup is keep a clean sheet.

On the other side of the field, Chile will be looking to make it three straight summers with a major tournament victory, as Juan Antonio Pizzi's side claimed the 2015 Copa America and 2016's Copa America Centenario in consecutive years.

The Chileans had never won the South American championship until hosting it two summers ago and defeating Argentina in the final, then followed that up with another victory over Messi and co. in last year's expanded 100th anniversary edition of the Copa America.

Chile will look to use that winning experience to continue collecting trophies as the country's best generation of players builds toward the World Cup next year.

With these two teams battling to a draw in the group stage, there is no clear favourite. But Chile's vastly more experienced side could hold the advantage given recent success at the international level with the same group of players contesting Sunday's match.

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