2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 24

10 July, 2010 at 18:00 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

There are just two matches left in the World Cup, and because they've been dragging it out for days and days now, I'm only mildly interested in the results. Not only that, but today's meet between Uruguay and Germany is completely pointless. They're battling for third place, something that just doesn't seem to be very important. Who sits down and remembers the team that came third in the 2010 World Cup?

Sidepodcast F1: Diego Forlán, with added mobile phone

Credit: Gustavo Bravo / Flickr

Diego Forlán, with added mobile phone

Having prefaced this game with such an uplifting introduction, I will say there is some good news. Diego Forlán will be playing, despite the fact that he has a slightly twingy thigh. He was pulled off their losing semi-final match minutes before the end, but is determined to get out on the pitch today.

He's sort of in the running for the Golden Boot thing, which is some kind of recognition for scoring the most goals throughout the World Cup tournament. I'm not sure he's going to be able to do it, unless they have an epic goal-filled game tonight. It could happen, but up against Germany, I'm not so sure.

Either way, Mr Forlán is keeping his fingers crossed:

I would be much happier if we get third place. If I score and help to achieve that aim, then great. I really hope we can finish third as I'd like to finish this tournament with a victory.


Diego Forlán

The match kicks-off at 7:30pm GMT+1 and will be broadcast on ITV for those in the UK. Let us know your predictions, and particularly how many goals you think Forlán will score.

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