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Italy, Uruguay seek Confed Cup consolation

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After each suffering late heartbreak in the Confederations Cup semi-finals, Italy and Uruguay will attempt to rouse their weary bodies for Sunday's third-place play-off in steamy Salvador. 

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini (R) grabs forward Alessio Cerci during training in Salvador on June 29, 2013, the eve of their Confederations Cup clash with Uruguay. After each suffering late heartbreak in the semi-finals, Italy and Uruguay will attempt to rouse their weary bodies for Sunday's third-place play-off in steamy Salvador.

Uruguay will start with a distinct physical advantage, their 2-1 loss to Brazil having taken place a full 24 hours before Italy's stamina-sapping 7-6 penalty shoot-out defeat by Spain in Fortaleza on Thursday.

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