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Italy beats Uruguay in shootout to take 3rd place

Updated: June 30, 2013, 5:13 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.

"The main thing tonight was our character. We showed fantastic character. We never gave up," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said.

Uruguay, meanwhile, has now lost seven of eight bronze-medal ...

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