Goals galore as a plethora of players look to challenge for the Golden Boot?
Germany’s Miroslav Klose has a bad back which may prevent him from trying to surpass Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals. Thomas Mueller is back from suspension so he is likely to replace Piotr Trochowski.
Philipp Lahm and Lukas Podolski are expected to be fit, despite suffering the same virus that has confined coach Joachim Loew to his bed.
Uruguay have striker Luis Suarez back after his suspension for handball, but they may be missing Diego Forlan, who picked up a thigh injury against the Netherlands.
Diego Lugano is expected to again miss out with a knee problem. Full-back Jorge Fucile returns from a ban. (BBC Sport)
Germany take on Uruguay in Port Elizabeth with both sides hoping to secure third spot and various players looking to make ground on David Villa and Wesley Sneijder in the race for the Golden Boot. Diego Forlan, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose are all within one goal of those who have five and even Luis Suarez, on three goals, may feel he could get in on the act in what may prove to be an exciting open match.
Highlights of previous World Cup 2010 matches these two teams have taken part in.
Uruguay 2-3 Holland
Germany 0-1 Spain