Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

In the other Group B match in Saint Petersburg, new Asian champions Australia drew 1-1 with Cameroon.

"We controlled large parts of the game and they were pretty risky, we lacked some composure in front of goal", said Australia coach Ange Postecoglou.

Low will know, however, that Chile pose an altogether different prospect to Australia, and possess a formidable mix of tenacity and creativity throughout the team.

"Chile have been consistently playing at a very high level over years so our defence was excellent".

The result extends a winless run at Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments for two teams that each lost their opening game in Russia and all three matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. "I want to see the other players".

Joachim Low heaped praise on Germany's Lars Stindl for his "excellent performance" after helping to secure a point against Chile at the Confederations Cup.

Germany is ranked (by FIFA), as the third strongest team on earth, while Chile are in fourth place overall.

Loew has warned his young charges that against Chile they must concentrate for "90, not 60 minutes" as they did against Australia and Goretzka agreed.

There was still work to do but Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

"But again we'll need to be on our highest level if we are to beat them, and we have to beat them to keep up our chances to go further than the first round".

"We made a mistake but we immediately recovered and after that were very well organised".

The pair both sit on four points after two matches in Group B, but both can guarantee their progression to the knockout phase by avoiding defeat against Cameroon and Australia, respectively.

"We played a really good first half but after an hour we lost the plot a bit", Loew told reporters.

History stands on Germany's side who have a flawless winning record against Chile.

Chile almost doubled their lead when Eduardo Vargas pulled the trigger from distance around 20 minutes in - his shot beat ter Stegen but rattled the crossbar and stayed out. Both the teams will be looking to attack right from the kick off whistle and a free scoring game looks very much on the cards.

The Germans were in control from the start and outsprinted their opponents, with Lars Stindl converting a perfectly timed cutback from Julian Brandt to put them ahead in the fifth minute.