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Germany/Uruguay – Germans win 3-2

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Sami Khedira's 82nd-minute winner earned Germany their third FIFA World Cup bronze medal as they defeated Uruguay 3-2 in an exciting Port Elizabeth play-off. Photo: FIFA.com

Germany achieve the third place spot in the World Cup after Sami Khedira headed in the winning goal minutes before the end of the play-off against Uruguay at Port Elizabeth.

Sami Khedira's 82nd-minute winner earned Germany their third FIFA World Cup bronze medal as they defeated Uruguay 3-2 in an exciting Port Elizabeth play-off. Photo: FIFA.com

In an end-to-end battle, Uruguay were leading 2-1 thanks to a Diego Forlan blaster until German midfielder Marcell Janssen equalized on 56 mins, nodding in a long Jerome Boateng cross. Earlier Thomas Muller scored for Germany after 18 mins, collecting a powerful Schweinsteiger pass and firing from 20 yards.

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But Uruguay swiftly came back into the game when Perez tackled the ball off Schweinsteiger, then passed to Cavani who dodged keeper Butt and scored inside the right post.

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