Chile dominated Germany for long stretches of the Confederations Cup final on Sunday, July 2, but lost 1-0 due to a terrible error by Marcelo Diaz in the first half that allowed Timo Werner to set up Lars Stindl for an easy finish.
Chile too has played some quality football to qualify for their third consecutive global tournament final.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Germans thus became the second team to win both the World Cup and Confederation Cup, after France did it in 2001.
For Germany, it was their first victory in the FIFA Confederations Cup.
"Marcelo, like his team-mates, is sad, we are all sad", said Pizzi.
After the final, Loew, who was soaked in beer, said that he was immensely proud of his side that has been together for three-and-a-half weeks.
"We are from a country that might not be used to these kind of situations", captain Bravo said of today's final.
They had qualified for the final of Copa America 2015 and 2016 and won the title on both occasions beating Argentina.
While a title against the South American champions, which would be Germany's first in this competition, would be more than welcome, Loew is more interested in preserving team spirit ahead of the showdown in St Petersburg.
Reds fans were left baffled by the decision as Germany head coach left several first team stars at home.
Copa America winners Chile dominated ball possession from start to finish, but could not score despite getting a plethora of chances. They had come back to win 2-1 against Australia in the group stage but Germany was a far trickier opponent and there was visible frustration.
The growing bad feeling between two sides would eventually see Gonzalo Jara elbow Timo Werner in the face.
Vidal has seemingly endless energy reserves, though the strain on his teammates is starting to show.
He probably learned a thing or two about his team but even if he didn't, he at least learned that his team of backups are very good, outlasting seven other teams to win the Confederations Cup.
Further increasing the burden on exhausted legs, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has few options to rotate players.
Chile will compete against Germany in the finals on Sunday in St. Petersburg. If the records of this Confederation Cup 2017 is put together, then this was just the second goal that Chile conceded this tournament.