Prediction Paul Octopus preview Germany vs Uruguay : Although disappointed by failing stepped into the finals, the match Germany vs Spain, and urguay who lost the match Netherlands vs Uruguay, Uruguayan winger, Maximiliano Pereira tried unrealistic. He believes his team can still go home with pride, by bending the seizure of German at third place.
For evidence of just how much the play-off for third place at the FIFA World Cup™ means, you only have to go back to the summer of 2006 and recall the determination with which host nation Germany rounded off their campaign with a 3-1 victory over Portugal in Stuttgart. It was the same for 1990 hosts Italy, who bounced back from the huge disappointment of semi-final defeat to Argentina with a spirit-lifting 2-1 success over England.
And the showdown for the final place on the podium often proves most rewarding for dark horses that have lit up a tournament, such as Sweden at USA 1994, Croatia at France 1998 and Turkey at Korea/Japan 2002. What’s more, with the pressure off and coaches’ tactical leashes loosened, these games can result in end-to-end football, chances aplenty and goals galore. Read more