The 2010 World Cup third place match between Uruguay and Germany proved to be an exciting game. It was rainy but it hardly mattered as both sides displayed the energy fit for a finals match. This third place match turned out to be a shootout between the two squads.
Thomas Mueller of Germany scored the first goal for Germany at the 18-minute mark with a right footer. Within ten minutes, Luis Suarez assisted Edinson Cavani the goal to tie the score, 1-1. Halftime was deadlocked at this score.
At the start of the second half, Diego Forlan scored a goal on an assist from Egidio Arevalo, giving Uruguay the lead at 2-1. A Marcell Jansen header from Jerome Boateng assist five minutes later equalized the score at 2-2.
At the 81st minute, a corner kick from Mesut Ozil resulted to a scramble in the penalty area. A slight opening gave Sami Khedira the chance to head in a goal to give the Germans the lead, 3-2. Uruguay made their final stand but time expired on them as Germany won third place of the 2010 World Cup.