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Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany

But the video assistant referee system was again thrust into the spotlight when Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka was sent off just past the hour for a unsafe tackle on Liverpool’s Emre Can.Emest Mabouka of Cameroon is shown a red card by referee Wilmar Roldan after advice from the VAR during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group B match between Germany and Cameroon at Fisht Olympic Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Sochi, Russia.The World champs, Germany, reached the Confederations Cup semi-final on Sunday with a 3-1 triumph over a Cameroon side lowered to 10 guys after more confusion with experimental video clip replays.But three minutes into the second period, Germany hit the front as some wonderful build-up play was rewarded by a first worldwide goal for Demirbay.After the lengthy stoppage involving the red card incident, Germany made their numerical advantage count nearly immediately as Werner also got his first Germany goal with an excellent header from Kimmich’s fine cross to the back post. There were flickers of a comeback by Cameroon when Vincent Aboubakar’s flicked header slipped through Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s raised hands.Werner also became the first German to score two goals in a single Confederations Cup match with his close-range, accurate finish.The World Cup winners will face a rejuvenated Mexican squad on Thursday, while two-time Copa America champions Chile will battle Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Wednesday.But Broos believes though they don’t have players in the big leagues, they certainly are one of the best sides in African football, whilst pointing out that the 3 weeks spent together has helped to make his team stronger.”We have warmed hearts and minds to a certain extent in this month and have given some reasons to feel optimistic”, said Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.Chile are set to meet European champions Portugal in the semi-finals on June 28.Cameroon’s Victor Aboubakar pulled a goal back in the 78th minute. It was the latest by a Germany goalkeeper in the World Cup warm-up tournament.Can started in central midfield for the second consecutive game in the tournament and put in another commanding performance to follow up his solid display in Germany’s 1-1 draw against Chile, in which he played a key role in his team’s equaliser.”We wanted to get out of the group and we haven’t, so we are disappointed”, said Postecoglou.The Australians took the lead in the 42nd minute when James Troisi delicately chipped the ball in from a pass from Robbie Kruse, and then went in pursuit of a second goal that could have seen them qualify at Chile’s expense.