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Two teams facing very different futures

Updated: July 11, 2010, 6:52 AM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- Third-place matches at the World Cup usually provide lots of goals. Saturday's tilt between Germany and Uruguay in Port Elizabeth provided plenty of drama as well, with Die Mannschaft prevailing 3-2 in a match that revealed two teams facing very different futures.

Sami Khedira tallied the game winner in the 82nd minute, but like Uruguay has done all tournament long, the team fought to the last second. Alas for La Celeste, there would be no miracle comeback this time. ...

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