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Uruguay vs Germany World Cup 2010 Highlights

Written by: on 11th July 2010 |
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Uruguay vs Germany World Cup 2010 Highlights

Germany's players celebrate after the medal ceremony of the 2010 World Cup third place football match Uruguay vs. Germany on July 10, 2010 at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth. Germany defeated Uruguay 3-2 to take the third place. NO PUSH TO MOBILE / MOBILE USE SOLELY WITHIN EDITORIAL ARTICLE - TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo Credit should Read /AFP/Getty Images)  | read this item

Germany vs Uruguay: Miroslav Klose Fails to Make Record – Everyone was waiting for Germany’s Miroslav Klose to play the game and go for the goal in order to make a World Cup history. The odd thing is he was never put into play during the match, maybe because of his back pain.

The match had not been what everyone expected because it turned out to be a real match which could have gone overtime if Diego Forlan scored the last free kick of the match.

With Germany’s win, they had been so far in the top 3 of the World Cup for the 11th time while Uruguay still failed to defeat Germany in 82 years, the last being in 1928. In the 1970, Germany also defeated Uruguay in the battle for third place.

Thomas Müller made the first goal in the match at the 18th minute. This is Mueller’s his fifth goal at the World Cup, sweeping the ball home after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s swerving shot had been blocked but not collected by Muslera.

During the 27th minute, Uruguay equalized with a goal from Edinson Cavani, then after that Diego Forlan made a goal taking the lead 2-1. This is also Forlan’s fifth tournament goal. However, it was a short lead since five minutes later Germany’s Marcell Jancen scored a goal with a header after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera miscalculated.

Then close to the end game, Germany’s Sami Khedira scored another goal in the 81st minute. Near the end, a penalty was called against Germany giving Diego Forlan a free kick. Unfortunately, Forlan’s free kick crashed against the crossbar in injury time, the last kick of the match.

Both coach were satisfied to have their final contract match for both of their teams. It was unsure whether Coaches Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay and Joachim Low of Germany will continue as coaches of their respective teams.

Here is a video highlight of the game, Uruguay vs Germany…

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