Uruguay, Germany at 2-2 after 75 minutes of third-place World Cup gameBy AP
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Uruguay, Germany at 2-2 after 75 minutes
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Uruguay and Germany are tied 2-2 with 15 minutes left of a pulsating third-place playoff at the World Cup on Saturday.
Uruguay came from behind to lead 2-1 when striker Diego Forlan volleyed in Egidio Arevalo’s 51st-minute cross for his fifth goal of the tournament.
But 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 — sweeping the ball home after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s swerving shot was stopped by Muslera.
Edinson Cavani then equalized for Uruguay in the 28th when he slid a shot past Hans Joerg Butt.
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