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Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Result : Germany vs Uruguay

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) - Germany took third place at the World Cup for the second tournament in a row Saturday with an exciting 3-2 victory over Uruguay.
Uruguay, driven by striker Diego Forlan, almost forced extra time. Forlan's free kick crashed against the crossbar in injury time, the last kick of the match.

Germany's Sami Khedira (third from left) scores his side's third goal during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Germany and Uruguay at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday. -AP Photo/Roberto Candia 

The match was heading for extra time at 2-2 when Sami Khedira scored a late header. The goal ended Uruguay's hopes of beating Germany for the first time in 82 years, while the Germans finished in the top three for the 11th time.
"We had hoped for more, and we did everything for it," Khedira said. "This was some kind of final and we did everything for it. We have a young team and ... can reach higher."
Forlan said after the game that Uruguay had surpassed expectations. "Obviously it's spectacular to be among the top four," he said. "If anyone had asked us at the beginning, we would've liked it. It's positive."
Germany coach Joachim Loew, his voice hoarse from flu, said that his team was going home "with a very good feeling." - Source : thestar

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