Germany meets Portugal to decide the 3rd and 4th spot today in Stuttgart at 9:00 PM German time (3:00 PME EST)
Well, it is a game neverthless. I really don't know whether a change in digit makes all that much of a difference. This match is probably interesting because it has Oliver Khan in goal. And it is Luis Figo's last match before he retires from international soccer. Michael Ballack also moves onto Chelsea after this match. So this game will be one filled with nostalgia for both teams.
Jurgen Klinsmann and Luis Felipe Scolari might be coaching their last international with their teams. Klinsmann is hot property and is being sought by US Soccer. Big Phil might end up coaching the Brazilians now that Alberto Parriera and Mario Zagalo have effectively stuck a knife into what was Brazilian soccer.
Germany: Kahn, Jansen, Huth, Metzelder, Lahm, Schneider, Kehl, Frings, Schweinsteiger, Klose, Podolski.
Subs: Asamoah, Ballack, Borowski, Friedrich, Hanke, Hildebrand, Hitzlsperger, Lehmann, Mertesacker, Neuville, Nowotny, Odonkor.
Portugal: Ricardo, Paulo Ferreira, Ricardo Costa, Meira, Nuno Valente, Costinha, Maniche, Deco, Ronaldo, Pauleta, Simao.
Subs: Boa Morte, Caneira, Figo, Miguel, Nuno Gomes, Paulo Santos, Petit, Postiga, Quim, Tiago, Viana.
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)