[I’m blogging this after the match.]

Germany were hit by a flu bug prior to the match and won’t play Lahm or Podolski. Klose is out with a bad back. So this is hardly the Germany who got here, despite the return of Muller from card suspension.

Suarez returns from red card suspension for Uruguay and looks a rusty. Forlan, on the other hand, is magnificent. Loved his volley goal.

Anyway, an entertaining game won by Germany 3-2. Congratulations to both teams on a superb World Cup.