Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

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The side finishing top of Group B - Chile are Germany's most realistic rivals for that distinction after the sides shared a 1-1 draw in Kazan on Thursday - will also play their semi-final in the Black Sea resort, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Cameroon were controversially reduced to 10 men just after the hour-mark when defender Ernest Mabouka was shown a straight red card for his high tackle on Emre Can.

Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner with two scored for Germany while Vincent Aboubakar found the lone goal for Cameroon.

Any thoughts of a comeback were quickly snuffed out though, as Werner grabbed his second of the game just two minutes later - becoming the first German ever to score a brace in a Confed Cup match.

Cameroon's Fifa Confederations Cup adventure in Russian Federation is over after a 3-1 defeat to Germany in their final Group B game on Sunday.

It took protests from the Cameroon players, including Siani sarcastically applauding referee Wilmar Roldan, for the Colombian to check the replays himself on the side of the pitch in Sochi's Fisht Stadium.

Moumi Ngamaleu missed Cameroon's best chance, curling a shot agonisingly wide of the post, but any chance the Lions had of equalising evaporated when Mabouka was sent off for a high boot on Can.

The semi-finals, to be staged on 28 and 29 July, pits Portugal against Chile and Group B winners Germany with Mexico.

Alex Gersbach was the standout player against Cameroon, giving them plenty to think about every time he moved forward.

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Cameroon began brightly, but failed to threaten Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Germany went closest to breaking the deadlock after a pedestrian opening 21 minutes. "It doesn't appear to be anything big, but we'll see how he responds".

"I'm glad we have 100 wins but I am grateful to those who have accompanied me, especially players".

Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa prevented Germany from extending its lead by blocking Kimmich's shot from a tight angle.

Taking the lead in slick fashion. Werner evaded Adolphe Teikeu to meet a cross from Kimmich and open his worldwide account with his stooping header.

He said: "It's why we're here, we wanted to be alive when the last game came around, we weren't at the [2014] World Cup".

Australia, meanwhile, are out and finish third in the group as their winless Confederations Cup run extends to six matches despite a creditable performance against the world's fourth-ranked side.

"He has a killer instinct", Loew said. There, he was chosen for the second game of the tournament, and incorrectly ruled out two Mexico goals.

Cameroon leaves Russian Federation early and might not be back next year, given its struggles in qualifying.

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