Soccer-Uruguay coach Tabarez hails Forlan impact (Reuters)

By By, Andrew and Downie SALVADOR, Brazil June 20 (Reuters) – Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Diego Forlan after his side beat Nigeria 2-1 in the Confederations Cup with a goal from the striker in his 100th appearance for the national team on Thursday. Describing the 34-year-old as “a great professional and a top striker,” Tabarez said Forlan’s abilities were on full display in a victory that left Uruguay hot favourites to join Spain in the semi-finals. “The way he can use both feet, his ball control, he showcased his talents today,” the coach added. …

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