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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Arne Friedrich concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Arne Friedrich receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Diego Forlan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
Serdar Tasci joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mesut Ozil.
Diego Lugano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Kiessling. Direct free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Abreu on Per Mertesacker. Jorg Butt takes the free kick.
Sebastian Abreu on for Edinson Cavani.
Stefan Kiessling produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Jerome Boateng takes a shot. Nestor Fernando Muslera makes a save.
Luis Suarez sends in a cross, clearance by Per Mertesacker.
Toni Kroos concedes a free kick for a foul on Victorio Maxi Pereira. Jorge Fucile takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line, Sami Khedira scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Uruguay 2-3 Germany.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Egidio Arevalo Rios by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Toni Kroos on for Marcell Jansen. Egidio Arevalo Rios takes the free kick.
Jerome Boateng sends in a cross.
Foul by Dennis Aogo on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Victorio Maxi Pereira from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Walter Gargano joins the action as a substitute, replacing Diego Perez. Free kick taken by Nestor Fernando Muslera.
Shot by Stefan Kiessling from 18 yards. Save made by Nestor Fernando Muslera.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil, Jorge Fucile manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line, Jorge Fucile manages to make a clearance.
Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a shot. Blocked by Diego Lugano.
Corner taken short by Mesut Ozil.
Stefan Kiessling joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jeronimo Baretto Cacau.
Corner taken right-footed by Bastian Schweinsteiger from the left by-line, clearance by Diego Lugano.
Sami Khedira fouled by Diego Perez, the ref awards a free kick. Mesut Ozil takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Martin Caceres concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Muller. Mesut Ozil takes the free kick.
Marcell Jansen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Victorio Maxi Pereira concedes a free kick for a foul on Dennis Aogo. Jorg Butt takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeronimo Baretto Cacau on Diego Perez. Free kick taken by Egidio Arevalo Rios.
Corner taken right-footed by Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Jorge Fucile gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Aogo. Bastian Schweinsteiger restarts play with the free kick.
Thomas Muller has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Diego Godin on Thomas Muller, free kick awarded. Thomas Muller restarts play with the free kick.
Diego Forlan takes a shot. Save made by Jorg Butt.
Luis Suarez produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by Jorg Butt.
Unfair challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger by Diego Perez results in a free kick. Booking for Diego Perez for unsporting behaviour. Bastian Schweinsteiger takes the free kick.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.
Jerome Boateng delivers the ball, Marcell Jansen grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Uruguay 2-2 Germany.Assist on the goal came from Jerome Boateng.
Foul by Diego Perez on Thomas Muller, free kick awarded. Sami Khedira takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Diego Forlan, clearance by Jerome Boateng.
Centre by Egidio Arevalo Rios, Diego Forlan fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Uruguay 2-1 Germany.The assist for the goal came from Egidio Arevalo Rios.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diego Forlan. Egidio Arevalo Rios takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Marcell Jansen by Diego Perez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dennis Aogo.
Corner taken by Diego Forlan from the left by-line to the near post.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Jorg Butt.
Corner taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger from the left by-line, Jorge Fucile makes a clearance.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Short corner taken by Mesut Ozil.
Corner from left by-line taken by Diego Forlan.
Inswinging corner taken by Mesut Ozil, Nestor Fernando Muslera makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger from the left by-line, Jorge Fucile makes a clearance.
Diego Lugano is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Shot by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Edinson Cavani is ruled offside. Jorg Butt takes the indirect free kick.
Marcell Jansen crosses the ball.
Mesut Ozil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jorge Fucile. Direct free kick taken by Diego Godin.
Diego Forlan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.
Edinson Cavani grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Uruguay 1-1 Germany.The assist for the goal came from Luis Suarez.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nestor Fernando Muslera.
Corner taken right-footed by Diego Forlan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Arne Friedrich.
Diego Forlan takes a shot. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bastian Schweinsteiger played to the near post, clearance by Martin Caceres.
A goal is scored by Thomas Muller from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Uruguay 0-1 Germany.Bastian Schweinsteiger provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dennis Aogo.
Effort from 30 yards by Mesut Ozil. Blocked by Diego Godin.
Jeronimo Baretto Cacau handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Diego Forlan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Booking for Jeronimo Baretto Cacau for unsporting behaviour.
Thomas Muller takes a shot. Blocked by Diego Godin.
Corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil, Arne Friedrich takes a shot.
The ball is crossed by Jerome Boateng, Jorge Fucile makes a clearance.
Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Marcell Jansen, blocked by Jorge Fucile.
Arne Friedrich concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Shot on goal comes in from Diego Forlan from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diego Perez by Dennis Aogo. Dennis Aogo goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Nestor Fernando Muslera.
The referee blows for offside against Jeronimo Baretto Cacau. Nestor Fernando Muslera takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Jorge Fucile on Bastian Schweinsteiger, free kick awarded. Bastian Schweinsteiger delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Diego Perez.
Centre by Marcell Jansen, blocked by Victorio Maxi Pereira.
The match has kicked off.
Record not on Klose's mind
Miroslav Klose is hoping to shake off a back injury ahead of Germany's match with Uruguay in what will be his last chance to write his names in the history books of the World Cup.
The Bayern Munich striker is just one goal shy of the all-time World Cup finals scoring record of 15 held by Brazil's Ronaldo.
Klose's two goals against Argentina in the quarter-finals put him level with Gerd Muller, the legendary German striker of the 1970s, and in sight of Ronaldo's mark.
The 32-year-old is hoping to shake off a back injury before the third-place play-off match in Port Elizabeth but insists the all-time scoring record is not uppermost in his mind.
Klose said: "I want to win against Uruguay, even if I don't score, that's still the most important thing.
"I don't know whether I am going to pass Ronaldo's record, and I don't really care. I am more interested in what we do as a team."
Klose and Thomas Muller, who returns after missing the semi-final defeat by Spain through suspension, are also still in contention for the Golden Boot award as the tournament's top scorer.
Both Germany players have four goals, one behind Spain's David Villa and Holland's Wesley Sneijder who go head to head in the final on Sunday.
They may also be up against Diego Forlan, also on four goals, though he too is struggling with injury.
Germany won the play-off in front of their home fans four years ago, comfortably defeating Portugal, and skipper Philipp Lahm insists the match is relevant to the players despite the disappointment of missing out on the final.
Lahm said: "We saw four years ago how great this game can be and we want to go home with a win and with a good feeling.
"Before, like a lot of people, I didn't even want to watch this match on television.
"But now, I believe that winning this match is important, that it can provide us with some consolation."
Lahm is one of those who has been hit by a flu outbreak that has hit the Germany camp, with Lukas Podolski and coach Joachim Low also affected.
Klose's and Muller's chances of individual glory may now depend on whether they can avoid the bug ahead of kick-off.
Luis Suarez, the Uruguay striker who has emerged as the most controversial figure of the World Cup, has called on his team-mates to "play to the death" to secure the prize of third place in the tournament.
Uruguay, already guaranteed the kudos of being the top South American side.
The match has had a reputation for being an almost meaningless consolation prize but Suarez, whose last-minute handball against Ghana prevented the Africans from going through to the semi-finals, insists Uruguay will take enormous pride from coming third.
Suarez said: "For this squad, the World Cup is not over yet. Now what's left is to play to the death for third place."
The Ajax striker's action against Ghana led to global notoriety - for a time his name was the second-most searched for on Google, just below Paris Hilton's.
The handball incident led to FIFA president Sepp Blatter ruling out 'penalty goals' ever being awarded in such circumstances, while Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez described it as "a scandal" that Suarez was being singled out as a cheat, having conceded a penalty and been banned for the semi-final against Holland.
Tabarez has also echoed his striker's call for Uruguay to pull out all the stops against Germany.
He said: "Yes, third and fourth position is not the same as the top two, but we will go in with the same commitment and enthusiasm as we did against Holland.
"We have no guarantee that we will win but we will prepare ourselves for a fight to the death.
"The challenge for Uruguay is to finish third in the World Cup. I know Germany and they will make it very difficult for us, so we must fight hard to win."
Tabarez has a doubt over Diego Forlan, Uruguay's talisman and one of the outstanding players of the tournament, who suffered a thigh strain in the 3-2 defeat by Holland.
Germany survive five-goal thriller
Thomas Muller staked his claim for the Golden Shoe award as the World Cup's top scorer as Germany secured the third-place consolation prize.
The 20-year-old midfielder currently leads the race after his fifth goal of the tournament - the same as Diego Forlan, David Villa and Wesley Sneijder but with more `assists'.
Villa and Sneijder play in the final but Muller, the outstanding young player of the tournament, set the target in only his eighth appearance for Germany.
Muller opened the scoring in a rain-soaked Port Elizabeth before Edinson Cavani equalised for Uruguay, then Diego Forlan volleyed the South Americans in front before a goalkeeping error allowed Marcell Jansen to equalise.
A thrilling game - the most open contest of the World Cup - was finally decided when Sami Khedira headed home to give Germany their second third-place finish in consecutive tournaments.
Germany's hopes had looked dented when Miroslav Klose - who could have broken Ronaldo's all-time scoring record of 15 World Cup goals - was ruled out by a back injury.
Muller was back from suspension however, as was Luis Suarez, the man whose controversial handball prevented Ghana from reaching the semi-finals.
It was Germany who seized control of the match in the opening exchanges with Cacau having a goal ruled out and Arne Friedrich thumping a header against the crossbar.
Germany made their dominance tell in the 19th minute when Bastian Schweinsteiger let fly from 30 yards and Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera misjudged the shot, allowing Muller to tuck home the loose ball with a minimum of fuss.
That should have been the cue for Joachim Low's side to impose their game on the South Americans but instead Schweinsteiger, their skipper and inspiration all tournament, allowed himself to be caught in possession by Diego Perez and suddenly it was the Germans being hit on the break.
Suarez's perfectly-timed pass put Cavani through on the left and he finished expertly low into the far corner to put Uruguay on level terms in the 28th minute.
Suarez, the striker who has been so deadly for Ajax, spurned an excellent chance to seize the lead when he fired wide late in the first half.
The same player was denied again in the second by a reaction block from Hans-Jorg Butt, seconds after he had thwarted Cavani, but Germany's keeper could do nothing when Forlan's first-time shot from the edge of the box.
Egidio Arevalo muscled his way down the right and Forlan met his cross on the volley, the ball bouncing down into the ground and whistling into the net with Butt helpless.
But just when Uruguay looked on top another goalkeeping blunder allowed Germany back into the game. Muslera came for Jerome Boateng's cross but missed it completely, allowing Jansen to head into an empty net.
Butt kept Forlan at bay while at the other end substitute Stefan Kiessling twice came close to restoring Germany's lead.
With eight minutes left Mesut Ozil's corner caused chaos in the Uruguay area and Khedira looped a header into the corner to make it 3-2.
Kiessling scooped over from a great position before with the very last kick of the game Forlan blasted a free-kick against the frame of the goal.