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Italy beats Uruguay in shootout to take 3rd place

Updated: June 30, 2013, 3:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Gianluigi Buffon saved three penalty kicks in a shootout and undermanned Italy edged Uruguay 3-2 Sunday to secure third place at the Confederations Cup following a 2-2 draw.

It was a measure of redemption for Italy after a loss to Spain, also in a shootout, in the semifinals.

Uruguay, meanwhile, has now lost seven of eight bronze-medal matches at the World Cup, Copa America and Confederations Cup, including a loss to Germany at the 2010 World Cup.

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