Germany Beats Uruguay for Third Place

Championship between Spain, Holland is tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2010 3:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sami Khedira scored late in the 82nd minute to give Germany a 3-2 victory over Uruguay and third place for the second straight World Cup. The game sets up tomorrow's championship match between the Netherlands and Spain. Khedira's header ended Uruguay's hopes of beating Germany for the first time in 82 years. (For the record, Paul the octopus got this game right, too, as the video in the gallery shows.)

Uruguay came from behind to lead 2-1 when striker Diego Forlan brilliantly volleyed in Egidio Arevalo's 51st-minute cross for his fifth goal of the tournament. Germany defender Marcell Jansen tied it five minutes later with a header after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera misjudged a cross.

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