Forlan named Man of Match in Uruguay-France duel in World Cup Group A

08:20, June 12, 2010      

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Uruguay's Diego Forlan (L) shoots past French William Gallas (2nd L) during a Group A match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 11, 2010. The match ended with a 0-0 draw. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Uruguay ace striker Diego Forlan was voted the Man of the Match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group A clash between Uruguay and France at Cape Town on Friday night.

A constant threat up front, the Atletico Madrid forward had some great chances to put the game to rest, but could not break the deadlock. When Uruguay went down to ten men, Forlan worked hard to close down the opposition and secure the one point.

The 31-year-old Forlan is at the peak of his footballing powers and has the opportunity to strengthen his position as one of the foremost strikers in the 2010 World Cup.

Nicknamed Cachavacha because of his likeness to the Argentinian cartoon character of the same name, over the years Forlan has forged a reputation as a technically gifted centre-forward and deadly finisher.

As well as being two-footed, he is also a genuine threat in the air and rarely gives his markers much in the way of respite.

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