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Germany wins 2017 Confederation Cup Football title

Four-time FIFA World Cup winner Germany won maiden FIFA Confederation Cup Football title by defeating Copa America Champion Chile by 1-0 goals in the final match held at St Petersburg, Russia.

Lars Stindl of Germany score the goal in the first half against the run of play. Chile was not able to score goal.  Earlier, in the third-place play-off match, Portugal defeated Mexico by 2-1.

About FIFA Confederations Cup

The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams. It is currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the holders of each of the six regional championships (UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, AFC, OFC), along with the current FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation, bringing the number of teams up to eight.

It was established in 1992. Since 2005, the tournament has been held in the nation hosts the next World Cup, acting as a test event for the larger tournament. Brazil has won the title for record 4 times (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013), followed by France (2001, 2003)

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India ranks 4th in 2016 Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

India ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index with cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of 25,088 MW in 2015.

The index was released was released as part Global Wind Report: Annual Market, flagship publication of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Key facts
  • The index was topped by China, followed by US and Germany with cumulative installed wind power top-10-countriesgeneration capacity of 145362 MW, 74471 MW and 44947 MW respectively.
  • Both Europe and the US markets performed better than expected and the European offshore sector set a new record, installing just over 3 GW. Canada, Mexico and Brazil all had strong years.
  • South Africa was the first market in Africa to pass the 1,000 MW in 2015 and alongside Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia and Kenya were also leading development in that market.
  • Brazil continues to lead in Latin America, followed by Chile and Uruguay and a potentially very large market is just now opening up in Argentina.
  • India has achieved the largest-ever wind power capacity addition of 3,423 MW in 2015-16, exceeding the target by 44%.

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