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Diego Forlan

2010-05-13 18:25
Age: 30
Position: Striker
Club: Atletico Madrid

The twice European Golden Boot winner top-scored for Uruguay in the qualifiers with seven goals including the last-gasp penalty winner in Ecuador that kept them in the fight.

Forlán debuted for the Uruguayan national team in 2002. He scored in the 2002 FIFA World Cup against Senegal with a volley. He also scored against Brazil in the 35th minute of the 2007 Copa América semi-final.

However, he missed his shot during the subsequent penalty shootout, which Brazil ultimately won 5–4. Since the 2007 Copa America, Forlán has become a regular for Uruguay and often has a place in the starting XI. On 17 June 2008, he scored a hat trick in a World Cup qualifying game against Peru.

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