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Goals stood little chance against flooded midfield

Anyone who thought last night's match was going to be an end-to-end thriller has not been paying attention this past month. Caution has been the underlying theme of this World Cup. In that sense, the finals got the final it deserved, if not the excellent and joyous hosts. There have been some rivetting matches, but they have usually occurred when one team has been chasing a goal, either because they needed to win the match, or because their opponents had scored early.

Sam Wallace: Let's think twice before laying blame for England's failure on Premier League

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Khedira caps enterprising German display

Uruguay 2 Germany 3

Muller helps Germany secure third-place

Uruguay 2 Germany 3

German camp thrown into confusion as flu and injuries strike

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The Fans' World Cup Verdict

Pank Overbeek (Netherlands)

27, manager of a Dutch bar in London, originally from Alphen aan den Rijn

We are very excited – I didn't think we would get further than the quarter-finals.

James Moore: Losing Streak (09/07/10)

Today's bets: Miroslav Klose to score first in the third-place play-off at 9-2 (Bet365). Mesut Ozil to score first in the same game 11-1 (widely available)

Grant lays down the law: I won't tolerate owners' interference

Avram Grant, the new West Ham United manager, did his best to straight-bat all questions fired his way on his first official appearance at Upton Park yesterday but broke into a fit of the giggles when asked whether striker Benni McCarthy, who admits to carrying a few extra pounds, was looking hungry in training.

West Ham miss out after World Cup Klose show

West Ham have revealed that they were to sign Miroslav Klose, but his excellent performances in the World Cup have now made a deal unlikely.

Spain head to final thanks to Puyol's sledgehammer

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