Who won the third place in the FIFA World Cup 2010

Who won the third place in the FIFA World Cup 2010

There are those who ask why FIFA bother with a third place playoff game. The last thing the beaten semi finalists want is yet another match; they would rather be on the plane home licking their wounds and dreaming of what might have been. But FIFA has declared this anti climax goes on for at least this year’s tournament and thus Germany will play Uruguay at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Saturday 10 July 2010.

Germany So Far in the FIFA World Cup

Those who hadn’t nipped off to watch a bit of paint drying during an incredibly dull first half of Germany’s semi final against Spain will have been pleased not to have missed what eventually turned into a football match in the second half. Germany though had no answer to a Spanish side that wore them down through clever passing and eventually claimed their 1 0 win through a powerful header by Carles Puyol with twenty minutes to go.

Before that game, Germany were buzzing. After demolishing England 4 1 in the Round of 16, they followed it with a crushing 4 0 defeat of Argentina, rated as one of the best teams in the tournament.

After a controversial win over Ghana in the quarter finals, Uruguay lost all their remaining friends in Africa; many were still upset at the role they played in knocking the hosts South Africa out in the group stage.

That said, they showed little of the nerves that a hostile crowd can instil during their semi final against the Netherlands and came preciously close to taking the match into extra time after being 3 1 down.

A lesser team might have folded after a wonder strike by Giovanni van Bronckhorst gave the Netherlands an early lead, but Uruguay hit back with a Diego Forlan long range strike just before half time. The Dutch took the lead again with twenty minutes to go through Wesley Sneijder, and this time it was Uruguay’s turn to feel aggrieved as there was more than a suspicion of offside. When Arjen Robben headed a third three minutes later, it looked all over for the South Americans. But they were not going down without a fight and pulled one back in injury time through Maximiliano Pereira and then gave their opponents a nervous couple of minutes as they pressed for an equaliser that never came.

Luis Suarez will probably be back for this game after missing the semi final through suspension following his handball that robbed Ghana of a quarter final victory. Luis Suarez was also the Uruguay hero in the Round of 16, scoring twice to give them a 2 1 win over South Korea. Uruguay got to the knockout stage as group winners with victories against Mexico and South Africa following a nervous goalless draw with France.

Football Betting Odds For Germany vs Uruguay

Football betting tips: Germany are clear favourites across a range of bookmakers with odds to one ranging from 1.60 to 1.74. The spread for a Uruguay win goes from 4.50 to 5.75. The odds for a draw on ninety minutes stretches from 3.45 to 3.75.

Germany vs Uruguay HIGHLIGHTS Video: Germany beat Uruguay 3 2 on July 10, in the match for the 3rd place of FIFA World Cup 2010.

Mueller, Jansen and Kedhira scored for Germany while Cavani and Forlan scored for Uruguay.

Germany 1 0 Uruguay : Meller (19′)

Muller’s fifth goal of the tournament! It was a pinging, swerving shot from distance from Schweinsteiger. Muslera got behind but could only push it in front of him, and there was Muller to tap it in.

Germany 1 1 Uruguay : Cavani (28′)

NIghtmare for Schweinsteiger! He’s caught in possession in his own half by Perez, and Suarez releases Cavani, who makes no mistake from 14 yards, tucking it in low.

Germany 1 2 Uruguay : Diego Forlan (51′)

What a goal! Forlan on the volley, and that’s his fifth of the tournament too! It was a scissor style volley, low from the edge of the area, on his weaker foot, under pressure with very little room in which to work. Great, great goal. Arevalo with the cross. We have a four way tie at the top of the Golden Boot charts, and Uruguay lead!

Germany vs. Uruguay scores FIFA World Cup 2010: Germans win bronze by 3 2

Germany beat Uruguay at the FIFA World Cup 2010 in Port Elizabeth and took bronze for the fourth time. Germans repeated their success in the third place match in the last FIFA World Cup. Germans beat Uruguay by 3 2 in a match which was an impressive game of football with both the teams raining with goals but it was Sami Khedira’s winning header in the last eight minutes that led Joachim Low’s side take the bronze.

Germans started their goaling attack when Thomas Muller strikes his teams’ first in the 19th minute of the game soon to be repeated by the Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani in the 28th minute. The second half was again fiery with both the teams trying

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