Sunday, July 11, 2010

Germany 1 - Uruguay 1 - Half Time

Uruguay and Germany are drawing 1-1 at half-time in the World Cup third-place play-off. Thomas Muller is joint top-scorer with David Villa and Wesley Sneijder after claiming his fifth goal of the tournament but Edinson Cavani replied for Uruguay.

This will be the Uruguayans' third time in the third-Place match, having already lost to Austria (3-1 in 1954) and Germany (1-0 in 1970).
Germany have played in four World Cup third-Place matches, winning three.

No World Cup third-place match has ever gone to penalties.

Paul the Octopus has correctly determined the outcome of every Germany match (including an upset loss to Serbia) at this World Cup. It was again called upon and selected Germany to win this match.

Paul has only been wrong once since Euro 2008 and the stats back him up as the last seven third-place matches have been won by European teams.

In their record 99th World Cup match, Germany have scored the opening goal for the 60th time.

If results hold, Thomas Müller will win the Golden Boot over Villa (ESP)/Sneidjer (NED) based on more assists.

Cavani's goal was the first Germany has allowed in the first half hour at this World Cup.


Germany 1 (Mueller)
Uruguay 1(Cavani)

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