After failing to beat the odds and going down to Mexico and Brazil in the semi-finals, Uruguay and France will try to finish with a win and secure third place at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2007.

The match
Uruguay-France, Sunday 11 November, 09.30 (local time)

The stakes
Although Sunday's third place match features the two beaten semi-finalists, once the referee gets the match underway, however, any feelings of disappointment will be replaced by the desire to finish on a high note. Uruguay will endeavour not to repeat the mistakes they made against Mexico, after sitting back too much and suffering a lapse in concentration during a fatal four minutes in the final period which cost them the match.

France's problems in the semi were up front - indeed, the Brazil goalkeeper rarely had a save to make, such was the lack of accuracy from the French forwards. The 2005 world champions have had a mediocre tournament to date and will need to hit the heights of their recent European season if they hope to retain the bronze medal they won this time last year.

The players
There are no injuries or suspensions to report, meaning that both teams will close out the tournament with full squads to choose from.

The past
Uruguay and France met in the semi-final of the 2006 tournament, with the Celeste winning on penalties after the match ended 2-2. Fabian scored both of Uruguay's goals that day but is no longer part of the squad, while Sebastien Perez and Didier Samoun, who replied for France, will be playing on Sunday.

The words
Venancio Ramos,Uruguaycoach
It will be a tough match, but we came here to win the tournament, not finish third.

Jeremy Basquaise,Francecaptain
After the disappointment of the Brazil match, we'll be looking to beat Uruguay. A bronze medal will be a nice way to finish.