Uruguay and Germany both look to finish World Cup on a high.
Uruguay v Germany
FIFA World Cup 2010
Match for Third Place
7.30pm (BST), Saturday 10 July
Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth
Both Uruguay and Germany will be looking to bounce back from painful semi-final defeats in the World Cup third-place play-off clash in Port Elizabeth.
Back problems could halt German Miroslav Klose's march on Ronaldo's record of 15 total World Cup goals.
The Bayern Munich stalwart, 32, has netted four goals so far in South Africa and sits just one goal behind the Brazilian legend on the all-time list.
Klose's coach, Joachim Loew, was sickened by their semi-final defeat to Spain, to the extent that he has been confined to his bed with the flu.
A spokesman said: "Loew is confined to his bed and will not take part in the pre-match press conference this evening."
Thomas Mueller is set to return from suspension in place of Piotr Trochowski whilst captain Philip Lahm and Lukas Podolski, who have both suffered viral problems, are expected to play.
Uruguay could be without Golden Ball nominee Diego Forlan, who has a thigh problem, whilst Diego Lugano is set to miss out with knee trouble.
The South Americans have Luis Suarez back from suspension for an "heroic" goal-line handball while Jorge Fucile returns from suspension at full-back.
The match could well turn out to be a damp squib with players' minds drifting towards a well-earned summer holiday and eager to avoid injury in what will prove little of a consolation for missing out on the Final.
However, Uruguay defender Maximiliano Pereira promises his side will be going all-out for victory.
"We'll be doing all we can to win," he said. "There's a difference between coming fourth and third and we want to finish as high as possible. It would be a good achievement to go home with a medal. I hope we can do it for ourselves and for the people."
Despite an element of sickness in the camp, Germany will be counting on their technical ability to prevail against the bullish but often headless Uruguay. Klose and Podolski have proved a deadly strike-force while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Oezil have dominated midfield so much that many have forgotten captain Michael Ballack has missed the entire tournament.
Uruguay are well capable of scoring even when not really competing in a match, as they proved when they made Holland sweat in the semi-finals with a late goal. Forlan and Suarez are both capable of finding the net at any moment so this game could be full of goals.