Forlan hoping to be fit for playoff game - Sports News - Fanatics - the world's biggest events

Forlan hoping to be fit for playoff game

08/07/2010 05:57:18 AM Comments (0)

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan is hoping a right thigh injury will not stop him from playing in the third-place playoff match as he attempts to win the top scorer's award at the World Cup.

Uruguay will take on Spain or Germany in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Forlan has four goals in the tournament, one fewer than leading scorers Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder and Spain striker David Villa.

Forlan was replaced in the 84th minute of the 3-2 semifinal loss to the Netherlands on Tuesday due to the injury. He had earlier scored Uruguay's opening goal.

Germany forwards Miroslav Klose and Thomas Mueller are the other players on four goals who are still active in the tournament. Forlan's teammate, Luis Suarez, has three.

Brought to you by AAP AAP © 2021 AAP

0 Comments about this article

Post a comment about this article

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Becoming a member is free and easy, sign up here.

« All sports news