Archive - Jul 11, 2010
Germany won the third place playoff after beating Uruguay 3-2 in a fast flowing and entertaining match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening.
Germany took the lead through their young midfielder Thomas Mueller on 19m, but Uruguay soon equalised through Edinson Cavani.
Diego Forlan gave Uruguay the lead for the first time early in the second half, but Germany came back to equalise through Marcel Jansen before Sami Khedira scored the winner with eight minutes to go.
It was the second successive time that Germany finished third after they beat Portugal 3-1 in 2006.