Uruguay v Germany, 10 July 2010

Score3-2 to Germany
RefereeBenito Archundia
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
VenueNelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance36,254
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (19:30 BST) Man of the Match: Thomas Müller (Germany) Assistant referees: Héctor Vergara (Canada) Marvin Cesar Torrentera Rivera (Mexico) Fourth official: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico) Fifth official: José Luis Camargo (Mexico) Germany defeated Uruguay by 3–2 to claim third place at the World Cup for the second successive time after also finishing third at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In the 19th minute, Bastian Schweinsteiger managed to take a shot towards the goal, which Muslera rebounded towards Thomas Müller who scored. Uruguay forced their way back into the game after Luis Suárez's pass put Edinson Cavani through on the left and he slid low into the far corner to put them on level terms after 28 minutes. Diego Forlán then put them ahead in the second half with a beautiful side volley from the edge of the penalty box while goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt didn't move off his line after 51 minutes. Marcell Jansen then scored on 56 minutes after Muslera came for Jérôme Boateng's cross but missed it right in front of Jansen allowing him to head into an empty net. Mesut Özil took a corner in the 82nd minute, which reached a German player, bounced off him and went up to Khedira's head, who headed it in. Uruguay almost forced extra time when Forlán curled a 92nd-minute free-kick onto the bar, but Germany held on to win the match. After the game, Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez insisted that his side did not deserve to be on the losing side: "We achieved an equal game against a real power, we could have won because in the game [they] were not superior to us... We're not that far away [from Germany's level], the route has been marked, we must learn from this."

2  Uruguay

Manager: Oscar Tabarez

3  Germany

Manager: Joachim Low

Goals:

Edinson Cavani 28 G
Diego Forlán 51 G

Goals:

Thomas Müller 19 G
Marcell Jansen 56 G
Sami Khedira 82 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera
Defender Martín Cáceres
Defender Jorge Fucile
Defender Diego Lugano (captain)
Defender Maxi Pereira
Defender/Midfielder Diego Godín
Midfielder Egidio Arévalo
Midfielder Diego Pérez
Forward Edinson Cavani
Forward Diego Forlán
Forward Luis Suárez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt
Defender Dennis Aogo
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Arne Friedrich
Defender Per Mertesacker
Defender/Midfielder Marcell Jansen
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Cacau

Substitutions:

Walter Gargano for Diego Pérez 77
Sebastián Abreu for Edinson Cavani 88

Substitutions:

Stefan Kiessling for Cacau 73
Toni Kroos for Marcell Jansen 81
Serdar Taşçı for Mesut Özil 90

Cards:

Diego Pérez 61 Y

Cards:

Dennis Aogo 5 Y
Cacau 7 Y
Arne Friedrich 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Juan Castillo
Goalkeeper Martín Silva
Defender/Midfielder Alvaro Pereira
Defender/Midfielder Andrés Scotti
Midfielder Sebastián Eguren
Midfielder Alvaro Fernández
Midfielder Walter Gargano
Midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez
Midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro
Midfielder/Forward Sebastián Fernández

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper Tim Wiese
Defender Holger Badstuber
Defender Philipp Lahm
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Marko Marin
Midfielder Piotr Trochowski
Forward Mario Gómez
Forward Miroslav Klose
Forward Lukas Podolski