Lars Stindl scored the lone goal after 21 minutes, walking the ball into the net off a Timo Werner pass that beat Chile's Claudio Bravo. While the midfielder was the oldest player in a starting lineup with an average age under 25, he only made his worldwide debut less than a month ago. "We are very happy to be able to play in the final".
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi and Liverpool's Emre Can were among the other members of Joachim Low's squad looking to follow up their 2014 World Cup win with victory in Russian Federation.
Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, also can not stage the Confederations Cup in 2021 because it would have to be played in November or December due to the extreme summer heat and would disrupt a second European club season.
Loew also spoke on the much-talked about VAR that was used for the first time in the tournament.
At the final whistle, it was the reigning World Champions who lifted their arms in celebration, winning a maiden Fifa Confederations Cup crown and becoming the first Mundial holders to win the competition since Brazil's 2005 feat. The squad didn't rely on one star to carry it to glory, with goals shared throughout the team. Chile had defeated European champions Portugal on penalties in the other semi-final on Wednesday evening. "We took the initiative, we took control and created chances. but because of one of those things, those accidents, that happen in football, it was our turn to lose".
Timo Werner (59th) and Amin Younes (90th) rounded off the tally for Germany.
Chile were the better side in the early part of the game with Arturo Vidal, Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez all going close but a combination of poor finishing and good saves from man of the match Marc-Andre Ter Stegen kept the game level. But we've become a team over the last few weeks. They won the tournament anyway, with their youngsters barely outlasting Chile in a tough final that finished 1-0.
"Marcelo, like his team-mates, is sad, we are all sad", said Pizzi. "They felt better immediately".