- Associated Press - Saturday, July 10, 2010

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA (AP) - Uruguay and Germany are tied 1-1 after 30 minutes of the third-place playoff Saturday.

Thomas Mueller’s fifth goal of the World Cup gave Germany a 1-0 lead at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when he swept home a rebound after Bastian Schweinsteiger’s swerving shot was blocked by Fernando Muslera.

Edison Cavani hit back for Uruguay in the 28th minute when he broke clear and slid a shot past Hans Joerg Butt.

Defender Arne Friedrich hit the crossbar with a header off a 10th-minute corner as Germany dominated the early stages.

Forward Diego Forlan then had a 25th-minute header blocked by the back of Per Mertesacker as Uruguay fought back.

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