With much hope coming in to the consolation match and little star power Uruguay couldn’t obtain a third place position in the 2010 World Cup Games. In a 3-2 defeat Uruguay lost the opportunity to place in the World Cup games; its last won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950. The match was exciting and there were moments when South America held its breath to bring the cup back to them, especially when the score was tied at 2-2.
History was not on Uruguay side, it had only beat Germany once in 10 matches and that was in 1928. Germany had also beat Uruguay in 1970 in a third-place match, which was also the last time Uruguay had reached the semifinals. Uruguayan newspapers pronounced their pride because their team had played amongst the giants. Proclaiming “en el corazon de la gente, estos judadores fueron asombrosos”, in the hearts of Uruguayans these players were astonishing.”