Cameroon had Ernest Mabouka sent off in controversial fashion on 64 minutes for a unsafe tackle on Emre Can.
“The referee did not give any explanation”, Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said through a translator. However, Werner scored his second of the match in the 81st minute to put the match beyond Cameroon and finish at the helm of group B.
Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon’s only goal of the game, although the Indomitable Lions’ hopes of victory weren’t helped by the sending off of Ernest Mabouka just after the hour-mark, with the arguably harsh decision made via VAR.
Loew, in his 150th match in charge of Germany, maintained his impressive record of reaching the semi-finals of every tournament over the last decade.
The Socceroos matched it with one of world football’s best nations on the world’s biggest stage, outplaying Chile but falling short of advancing to the semi finals of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after a 1-1 draw at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
“Yes, of course, I am very happy”.
Germany progressed as group winners following a 3-1 victory over Cameroon in Sochi, with the world champions to face Mexico for a place in the July 2 final in Saint Petersburg. “The lads have done a good job”.
Centre-back Antonio Ruediger came in for Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi and Werner, the top-scoring German in the Bundesliga last season, took Lars Stindl’s place up front.
Cameroon began brightly, but failed to threaten Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Germany went closest to breaking the deadlock after a pedestrian opening 21 minutes.
But the world champions broke the deadlock when Draxler exchanged passes with Demirbay, who blasted past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa from distance on 48 minutes.
But even then Roldan did not come up with the right outcome as he simply switched the colour of Cameroon midfielder Siani’s card from yellow to red.
Kerem Demirbay thumped in the ball from the edge of the area to score his first worldwide goal for Germany in the 48th minute.
Claudio Bravo returned for Chile following a calf injury and the Manchester City goalkeeper produced a smart block to deny a lunging Massimo Luongo, although Australia forged ahead on 42 minutes.