World Cup

Germany Clinches Third Place

Germany narrowly took a third place win at the World Cup on Saturday after center Sami Khedira headed the ball into the net in the 82nd minute of the team’s match against Uruguay. Germany’s 3-2 was barely decisive; just after the Germans scored, Uruguay striker Diego Forlan took a free kick outside the penalty area that ricocheted off the crossbar in the game’s final seconds, crushing Uruguay’s hopes of beating Germany for the first time in 82 years. “We have a young team and set an exclamation mark here and can reach more,” said Khedira of Germany’s win. Despite their loss, Uruguay's team remained proud of its accomplishments, too. As Forlan put it, “Obviously it’s something spectacular to be among the top four. If someone would’ve asked us at the beginning, we would’ve liked it. It’s something positive.”