Other teams prefer to avoid Uruguay: Diego Forlan

TIL Desk Sports/ Former Uruguay football star Diego Forlan has said that the country’s football team is ready to make a deep run at the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.

For Uruguay, “the important thing is to get out of the group, which is the hardest part. Sometimes you start off by losing your first game, which is what happened to us in Brazil, and then you have to win to stay in the competition. There are no easy opponents but Uruguay have got a good enough team to mix it with the big boys,” Forlan said.

The 38-year-old forward said Brazil and Germany were the favourites to win the World Cup, but “most of the players who know or have come up against Uruguayans prefer to avoid us. That’s plain to see. Uruguay are a very awkward side and no one likes to play against us, which is a lovely feeling”.

Forlan said he did not miss playing for the national team. “Retiring from international football was a personal decision, and I was very sure about what I was doing. I played for my country for more than 10 years and there were highs and lows.

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