Germany beat Uruguay 3-2; finish third at WC

Port Elizabeth: 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.

Khedira`s header after the Uruguay defense failed to clear a corner kick by Mesut Oezil ended Uruguay`s hopes of beating Germany for the first time in 82 years.

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.

Thomas Mueller opened the scoring for Germany in the 18th minute, also his fifth goal at the World Cup. Edinson Cavani equalized for Uruguay in the 28th when he slid a shot past goalkeeper Hans Joerg Butt.

Bureau Report

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