Soccer-Forlan fires Uruguay to brink of Confederations semis (Reuters)

By Andrew Downie SALVADOR, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th cap with a goal at the start of the second half to secure Uruguay a 2-1 win over Nigeria and all but guarantee their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. The result continued Uruguay’s undefeated record against African opponents in 12 encounters and left them hot favourites to join Spain in the last four. Nigeria must now beat the reigning world champions and hope Uruguay falter against minnows Tahiti. …

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