11 Jul 2010

Germany 3, Uruguay 2

8:29 am on 11 July 2010

Germany have beaten Uruguay 3-2 in the playoff for third place at the football World Cup in Pretoria.

Sami Khadira headed the winner for the Germans with eight minutes remaining, after it was 1-1 at half-time.

Germany took the lead after 19 minutes through Thomas Mueller from a rebound off the keeper but Edinson Cavani broke free to level after 28.

Diego Forlan, with his fifth of the tournament, volleyed Uruguay ahead six minutes after the break but a superb Jerome Boateng cross led to Marcell Jansen's equaliser five minutes later.

The Netherlands play Spain in tomorrow morning's final in Johannesburg.