World Cup 2010: Uruguay v Germany Team News
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Uruguay’s Diego Forlan put his substitution with thigh strain down to tiredness at this week’s press conference.
He sounded reasonably positive that he will be fit to help his side claim third place in the 2010 World Cup. Forlan is odds of 17/2 to score first with BetFred.
Full back Diego Lugano seems unlikely to have fully recovered from the knee injury sustained against Ghana.
Jorge Fucile and Luis Suarez return from suspension, Suarez is 11/1 to score first with William Hill.
Germany’s history seeking striker Misroslav Klose is the team’s main doubt for tonight’s consolation match. His odds are 9/2 with Bet365 to score first.
Assistant coach Hansi Flick was hopeful that he would get his opportunity to equal Ronaldo’s 15 goal record in World Cup Finals.
He said at the teams training session: “He was hurt in an aerial duel and we are hoping that he will be ok.”
Sami Khedira, Lukas Podolski and captain Philipp Lahm all required medical attention this week, but should all be available.
Thomas Mueller should return following his suspension to replace Piotr Trochowski in midfield.
Match odds are; 10/11 Germany (Bet365), 7/2 Uruguay (William Hill), 11/4 Draw (Ladbrokes)
Likely starting line ups:
Uruguay; Muslera, M Pereira, Victorino, Godin, Fucile, Perez, Arevalo, A Pereira, Cavani, Forlan, Suarez
Germany; Neuer, Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Khedira, Mueller, Klose, Podolski