Friday, July 9, 2010

Five Reasons Why Germany vs Uruguay Match is Important

Germany and Uruguay, the two losing semi finalists, would take on each other on 10 July in the third place deciding match of the World Cup Football 2010. Though this match seems to have no importance as its result would not affect the overall result of the tournament, there are at least five reasons people should consider it as an important affair.

First of all, German striker Miroslav Klose has a very good opportunity of surpassing Ronaldo’s 15-goal all time record in World Cup. Scoring 4 goals so far in the tournament, Klose has taken his World Cup goal tally to 14. Now, one more goal against Uruguay would see him sharing the record with Ronaldo, while two goals would make him the all-time highest goal scorer in the history of World Cup.

Moreover, Klose is also in the race of winning the Golden Boot as the top scorer of the tournament. So, the match is very important to Klose and his fans. However, Klose is reportedly doubtful for the showdown as he suffered an injury during the semi final against Spain.

Secondly, Uruguay may have lost their chance to reach the tournament final, but their fans would now like to see striker Diego Forlan becoming the highest scorer of the tournament. He has already scored 4 goals including the equalizer against Netherlands in the semi final. Though he is now one goal behind David Villa and Wesley Sneijder, there is every possibility he could surpass them in the third place match.

Thirdly, both sides would like to win the third place title, though for different reasons. Winning the third place for Uruguay means their second best finish in the history of World Cup. They won the World Cup title twice in 1930 and 1950 and finished fourth twice in 1954 and 1970, but the South Americans have not yet clinched the third place yet.

Germany, on the other hand, wants to win the title only to give an opportunity to their fans to cheer up. Moreover, winning the third place title would also be considered as a consolation for the German players as well as their fans.

Fourthly, Germany players and fans are now disappointed at the semi final defeat to Spain. Now, they would like to finish the tournament on high note by displaying another mesmerizing show of attacking football that they showed against England and Argentina. There is no doubt, nothing would be more pleasing to the German fans than a dominating performance from Germany against Uruguay.

Finally, neutral football fans, other than Uruguayan and German fans, would expect an entertaining third place match between Germany and Uruguay. Unlike the final match, this match does not inflict any extra pressure on the players. So, it is more likely that the players of both sides would be in the right frame of mind and be able to perform at their best.

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