Germany's experimental team got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup when it beat Australia, 3-2. Lars Stindl
, one of nine Germans who entered the tournament with less
than three caps, put Germany ahead before Celtic's Tom Rogic
equalized late in the first half.
Paris St. Germain's Julian Draxler
converted a penalty kick just before the
half to made it 2-1 after 22-year-old Leon Goretzka
was fouled. Goretzka, who plays for Schalke 04, scored the third goal three minutes after the break. GROUP A, RESULTS: Saturday, June 17
Russia 2 (own goal 31, Smolov 69) New Zealand 0. Att.: 50,251.
Sunday, June 18
Portugal 2 (Quaresma 34, Cedric 86) Mexico 2 (Hernandez 42, Moreno 90+1). Att.: 34,372.
GROUP B, RESULTS: Sunday, June
Chile 2 (Vidal 81, Vargas 90+1) Cameroon 0. Att.: 33,492. Monday, June 19
Germany 3 (Stindl 5, Drexler pen. 44, Goretzka 48) Australia 2 (Rogi 41, Juric 56). Att.:
GROUP A, SCHEDULE: June 21 in Moscow
Russia vs. Portugal June 21 in Sochi
Mexico vs. New Zealand June 24 in Kazan
Mexico vs. Russia June 24 in St. Petersburg
New Zealand vs. Portugal GROUP B, SCHEDULE: June 22 in St. Petersburg
Cameroon vs. Australia June 22 in Kazan
Germany vs. Chile June 25 in
Germany vs. Cameroon June 25 in Moscow
Chile vs. Australia