Germany - Kerem Demirbay 48', Timo Werner 66', 81'
Cameroon - Vincent Aboubakar 78'
Germany finish top of Group C, as Chile can only draw against Australia, to set up a semi-final against Mexico on Thursday and the advantage of staying in Sochi.
In a personal milestone, Joachim Löw achieves his 100th win as Bundestrainer, in his 150th match.
"It was a knockout match, stay in or go home, and you could see that from our lads in that first period. The anxiety was there for all to see, but you should not be surprised to see that from a young team. What was most impressive was how we turned it around in the second half and remembered how we played against Australia and Chile. As soon as we got those goals are superiority began to show. It was great that we could start again after half-time and put on such a good show after the break."
"Both myself and the team have to look at and understand our first-half performance. Our opponents always had the chance to challenge. I reminded the team at half-time about what our strengths had been in the two previous games. After the break, things went differently. We were in complete control of the game. There was lots of free space in the first half, which we failed to exploit. It's extraordinary to have reached the semi-final with this young team. For me, it was important to give all players some time out on the pitch. Amin Younes looked lively on the left and I was pleased with Benjamin Henrichs' performance too. We have decided that Marc-André ter Stegen will be in goal for the rest of the competition." - from dfb.de
"It's our fault if we did not score earlier. Some of my players have no experience and were nervous because one mistake could have eliminated us. Cameroon gave us some space to score during the first half, but we did not take advantage of it."
Asked about Timo Werner and Marvin Plattenhardt, he replied "Both did their jobs very well. Marvin was defensively very strong against a very quick attack and remained solid throughout. Timo covered so much ground, the attacks were a little hard to come by so he didn't get much of a sniff in to begin with but after the break he was able to show how dangerous he can be and prove his instinct and eye for goal. Both goals were really good and so well taken."
Joachim Löw - on the heels of his 100th victory as Germany manager - added VAR needs to be improved.
Jogi was also asked two questions about the Russian team. On their failure to qualify for the knock-out stage, he said he had hoped they would make it to the semi-final, as hosts, and had sent a message to coach Stanislav Cherchesov wishing him well. On the other hand, however, he believed Mexico deserved to win. He spoke of Stanislav, who has played under him, and said that in the last month he has changed the team and implemented certain things and hopes that he will have the consistency and calm needed to develop the side. Jogi firmly believed if the Russian coach was given the time and space to do his work, he will do a great job, and sometimes you need to take the long term, and not just short term, view.
He was also asked which Russian players he could envisage seeing in the Bundesliga. He was aware in the past Russians had played in the Bundesliga, but was not familiar enough with the current team to specifically fit players to clubs, he did find many of their players interesting, and had always admired their goalkeeper, and finds other players very quick and dynamic.
Marc-André ter Stegen, Matthias Ginter, Nicholas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy (Benjamin Henrichs), Emre Can, Marvin Plattenhardt, Kerem Demirbay (Julian Brandt), Julian Draxler (Amin Younes), Timo Werner
Pre-match show on ZDF - 25 June 2017
Joachim Löw started the pre-match press conference by talking of the short turnaround times between matches in the Confederations Cup. He explained that the team have only had time for one full training session before the Cameroon game tomorrow and that the shortage of time is something that has to be taken into consideration.
"The travelling has had quite an impact. We flew to Kasan at night, that wasn't exactly relaxing. Against Chile, I got the impression that the players were in a position to keep up with the pace of the game. I think bringing in the odd fresh player here and there will do us a lot of good. A few of the players will be given a break. That makes sense. Against Australia the pressure levels were especially high, with it being the opening game. Chile were tactically very demanding and played some intense football."
"Cameroon have nothing left to lose," Löw told a news conference on Saturday. "They can only advance if they win."The situation is clear: every team can theoretically still go through - even the two sides who only have one point on the board so far. Our aim is to build on a great performance and important point against Chile and secure our place in the semi-final. That's the priority, our position in the group is irrelevant. First place or second place is immaterial. If we reach the semi-final, I will be completely satisfied. That is more than would necessarily be expected."
"I can't change too much," [Löw] said, nevertheless suggesting a maximum of "three, four or five changes - we have to get the balance right. Perhaps it's time for [captain] Julian Draxler to have a break, or [left-back] Jonas Hector."Löw: "Rüdiger will play against Cameroon"
"I'm planning for Toni Rüdiger to return to the team. I had planned that before the game, because Cameroon have unbelievably fast players. Those are Toni Rüdiger's strengths as well, with his physicality and pace he can offer protection. Emre Can went over on his ankle in training, it doesn't seem to be anything major, but he had to pull out of training. We won't be playing with the same team as against Chile. I will introduce a new player or two to the team. They absolutely deserve that. But I can't alter the team too much, you can't go changing seven or eight positions. You need to have a core. Three, four, maybe even five changes are reasonable - seven or eight is a bit too many."
The goalkeeping position will be discussed with Andi Köpke later and a decision made then. He agreed that every goalkeeper would have a chance to play in the preparation games and the Confed Cup and, as this is now happened, they will look at how to proceed from here. Nothing has been decided. As far as the rest of the line-up in concerned, Antonion Rüdiger was the only definite name mentioned for the starting line-up.When asked whether he had any preference for semi-final opponents, Jogi replied "I don't care who the opponent is. I'll watch both games. I would like to face Russia as the hosts. That would be good for the atmosphere and also looking ahead to the World Cup. A semi-final against the hosts is always attractive. But first we need to take the next step which is against Cameroon. Then once we've done that, we'll see how we're going to prepare for the next opponent."
Asked whether he had given Leon Goretzka any advice on a possible club move from Borussia Mönchengladbach, he said they had had spoken to him following the Denmark game and talked about different possible scenarios:
Speaking after his player, Low confirmed Goretzka's next move had been on the agenda at a pre-tournament chat and he observed a player "carefully planning his next career steps".
Jogi was asked by a Brazilian journalist about whether he believed the Brazilian team had now recovered from their semi-final loss in 2014:
"I believe that Brazil has recovered from that experience and result in the semi-final. They have changed a bit as well," he said.Abschlusstraining vor dem Spiel gegen Kamerun
Training, Sochi, 24 June 2017
Germany v Cameroon: Logistical motivation for Löw - 23 June 2017
"Sochi and Kazan have both been excellent, perfect conditions for a football match," said long-serving boss Löw."It's not beyond the realms of possibility that players who haven't yet featured here in Russia could play against Cameroon. Some fresh legs will no doubt do us some good on Sunday, especially given that Cameroon will deliver a strong physical battle." - 22 June 2017
Last updated 1 July 2017