Confederations Cup: Draw enough for Chile to advance to semi-final


Chile reached the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals after coming from behind to draw 1-1 against Australia in front of 33,639 fans in Moscow on Sunday.
In their final Group B game, Australia took the lead through James Troisi, who had Robbie Kruse partly to thank for the goal.
The forward stole possession from the Chileans around the halfway line before persevering with the ball.
His cross-shot found its way to Troisi, who lofted the ball delightfully over Claudio Bravo in the 42nd minute.
Trent Sainsbury then had a huge chance to increase the lead to 2-0 some minutes later, a margin of victory that would have seen Ange Postecoglou’s side through, but he fluffed it.
The central defender blazed over after being teed up by Tim Cahill.
After the break, Australia remained in the ascendancy, but were punished for not converting their goal scoring chances.
Substitute Martin Rodriguez finished from close range to level matters in the 67th minute.
The point sealed second place in the group for Chile, who will face Group A winners Portugal in their semi-final in Kazan on Wednesday.