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They prevailed after the most intriguing of finals, which pitted Russia 2017's youngest side against its oldest; the tournament's deadliest attack against its meanest defence.
Ultimately, though, they paid the price for profligate finishing, not to mention a calamitous error by Marcelo Diaz in the build-up to Stindl's trophy-winning tap-in.
Earlier in the day, Portugal had claimed the final place on the Russia 2017 podium in Moscow, coming from a goal down to beat Mexico thanks to Pepe's stoppage-time leveller and Adrien Silva's decisive 104th-minute penalty. It was a game full of drama and incident, including a red card for each side, with Nelson Semedo and Raul Jimenez making this the first game at a senior FIFA tournament to feature two dismissals in extra time.
Each of the last four third-place play-offs at the Confederations Cup has now gone to extra time and, remarkably, every one has ended with a European side celebrating.
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