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Proud Forlan praises effort

Striking ace heaps praise on fourth-placed Uruguay

Last Updated: 10/07/10 10:14pm

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Forlan: Proud of Uruguay

Forlan: Proud of Uruguay

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Uruguay's World Cup star Diego Forlan hailed his side's campaign in South Africa after losing out on third place to Germany.

The South Americans failed to clinch the bronze on Saturday as the Germans snatched a 3-2 win in the third-place play-off match.

But Forlan, who scored five goals in the tournament and is currently tied for the Golden Boot with Thomas Mueller, Wesley Sneijder and David Villa, commended his side for getting as far as they did.

"We wanted to reach the final, it wasn't possible, but we did our best in every game. Now it's time for a rest," said Forlan, who scored Uruguay's second goal.

"Finishing among the top four teams is spectacular.

"At the beginning we never thought we'd taste a moment like this. We wanted to finish third, but we'll remember the positives."

Last-gasp

Forlan almost sent the match into extra time with a fine last-gasp effort that hit the cross bar, but the forward refused to dwell on what could have been the equaliser.

"It just missed by a fraction," he said.

"We improved a lot in the second half but we made a couple of mistakes and the game got away. I'm pretty tired but it's over now."

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