Uruguay vs. Italy: Breaking Down Confederations Cup Third-Place Playoff

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Uruguay vs. Italy: Breaking Down Confederations Cup Third-Place Playoff
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Uruguay and Italy meet in the third-place playoff for the Confederations Cup early on Sunday.

We'll break down some key topics to look at heading into this intriguing matchup.

The two defeated semifinalists are both unfortunate to be in this position. Italy took Spain to penalties and were arguably the better team in their matchup, while Uruguay frustrated Brazil throughout their game before conceding a late winner.

Both sides have plenty of history, and have met as recently as 2011 in an international friendly. Uruguay won that encounter 1-0.

Here's a look at the third-place playoff for the Confederations Cup.

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