Chile qualify into semis of Confederations Cup after draw with profligate Australia

What looked like a comeback fight was quickly checked by a third goal from the German Machines to ensure that African Champions Cameroon crashed out of the FIFA Confederations Cup holding in Russian Federation.”I am happy to get 100 victories, it’s a nice figure”, he told a news conference after Germany sealed top spot in Group B to book a semi-final against Mexico back at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium.Germany deservedly topped Group B to set up a last four meeting with Mexico at the same venue on Thursday after the first worldwide goals for Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner, who got two.Mexico beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1 in Kazan to take them through to the semi-finals, while Portugal topped Group A and joined the Mexicans after beating last-place New Zealand in St. Petersburg.In his 150th game in charge, and aiming for a century of victories, German head coach Low made four changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Chile on Thursday, including bringing in Werner up front as Lars Stindl was rested. Siani was called back on and Ernest Mabouka was correctly sent off.Vincent Aboubakar found the net with a glancing header with 10 minutes remaining, but Werner restored Germany’s two-goal lead to ensure their first-place position in the group.A fumble by Marc-Andre ter Stegen gave Cameroon a glimmer of hope on 78 minutes as Aboubakar’s header flew through the German goalkeeper’s fingers.Sebastien Siani was dismissed for a challenge on Germany’s Emre Can after the referee, Wilmar Roldan of Colombia, inspected a field-side monitor.In their final Group B game, Australia took the lead through James Troisi, who had Robbie Kruse partly to thank for the goal. Germany are second to Chile in the table only by a single goal with both teams on four points while Cameroon and Australia have a point each.Claudio Bravo returned for Chile following a calf injury and the Manchester City goalkeeper produced a smart block to deny a lunging Massimo Luongo, although Australia forged ahead on 42 minutes.The dismissal rattled the Africans and Germany scored a minute later when Werner headed beyond Ondoa.Australia outplayed the world’s No.4 side but conceded to Martin Rodriguez as they chased the second goal they needed to reach the semi-finals in Russian Federation.He is one of a handful of players to score at three separate World Cup tournaments, after his goal against Serbia in 2010 as well as strikes against Chile and the Netherlands in Brazil in 2014.