Germany overcome Australia 3-2 in Confederation Cup

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Germany players celebrate their victory
Photo: Reuters

World champions Germany beat Australia in Sochi to get their first Confederations Cup campaign since 2005 off to a winning start.

The Socceroos were 3-1 down when Tomi Juric’s goal was allowed to stand despite a suspected handball after a review by the video assistant referee.

Lars Stindl had put Germany ahead before Celtic’s Tom Rogic equalised.

Julian Draxler’s penalty made it 2-1 after Leon Goretzka was fouled before Goretzka got the third.

Germany were denied a fourth goal in Russia when Timo Werner hit the post.

Joachim Low has named seven uncapped players in his Confederations Cup squad after resting experienced keeper Manuel Neuer, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, defender Mats Hummels and forward Thomas Muller, BBC reports.

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